|Title||Caricature of E. H. Horwood, [Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1907-1913. From album, "Just for Fun"; archives catalogue 2005.018.0001.|
|Collection||Carlotta Fugazzi Winslow Collection|
|Credit||Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Edward Winslow.|
|Scope & Content||
Caricature of E[dward]. H. Horwood, [Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1907-1913]. Being leaf  as found in album, "Just for Fun"; archives catalogue 2005.018.0001. See this entry for full description of work. See related.
Proprietor of E.H. Horwood & Co., manufacturers of woman's foundation garments. (see notes)
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Hudson County To-day; Its History, People, Trades, Commerce, Institutions and Industries. Stinson, Robert R. Union City: The Hudson Dispatch (1914)
No SINGLE firm is better known than that of E. H. Horwood & Co.,
manufacturer of lirassieres and children's underwaists at 1007
street. Hoboken.This firm was founded in 1874 by the late E. H.
Horwood, who was one of the most respected and generally beloved men in
Hoboken at the time of his death, and since that sad event has been carried
on exclusively by members of the Horwood family. Since the death of the
elder Horwood the firm has been incorporated, but there has been no change
of the liberal policy of the founder toward the two hundred and fifty or more
employees engaged at the factory. The capital stock is valued at $100,000,
is fully paid in and there is none of it on the market.
Besides the Hoboken factory the firm has an oftice and salesrooms in
the Fifth Avenue building, 200 Fifth avenue, New York City. Although the
output of the Hoboken factory is used exclusively in the United States, goods are manufactured in Canada under the Horwood patents.
Associated with E. H. Horwood when the firm was started was C. L.
Horwood. Work was begun in a small way. but the firm prospered from
the beginning. In 1890 C. S. Horwood entered the business, assuming charge
of the factory end. E. H. Horwood continued the office management until
his death in 1913, since which time C. S. Horwood has had full charge of all
Brassieres and underwaists manufactured by E. H. Horwood & Co. are
fully protected by patents which place the products in a class by themselves.
Superior workmanship, cutting and designing along scientific lines and perfect fit of normal forms have been the chief reasons for the high stamling of
the Horwood goods in trade circles.
Of course, the chief local interest in the firm centres around the late
E. H. Horwood. The January issue of the Board of Trade Bulletin of
Hoboken contained a fitting tribute to the life of a man who had made himself
and his works so generally beloved in his adopted town.
Edward H. Horwood was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1845. He began
his business career at an early age. When he was eleven years old he was
entrusted with the task of running a complete set of ledgers. Before the age
of eleven he had waded through all the delightful intricacies of Shakespeare;
but his reading was not confined to his early years. for books afforded him
ideasure throughout his entire busy life. He always remained a reader of
good books and no topic of general interest escaped his notice.
On December 30th, 1863, he married Charlotte Louise Skinner at Niagara
Falls, Canada. About four years later he moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut,
where he went into business; and forty years ago he came to Hoboken.
Mr. Horwood was President of the Board of Trade for two terms, be-
coming a trustee upon the expiration of his term. He was also greatly inter-
ested in the affairs of the National Board of Trade at the same time. Immediately upon his affiliation with the Hoboken Board of Trade. Mr. Horwood
entered into the work of the organization with a characteristic zeal. His
work on local committees is too well known to need comment.
He was keenly interested in and associated with the Atlantic Deeper
Waterways Association and was an ardent supporter of the project for inland
waterways ; he represented the Board at the Lake Mohonk Peace Conference,
each year since the inception of the Congress, being a firm believer in international arbitration. His last activity of note was when he undertook the Chairmanship of the Budget Exhibit Committee which, however, he was
forced to resign owing to his failing strength.
Notwithstanding his devotion to his home, Mr. Horwood was identified
with the Columbia Club and gave a portion of his time to its building. He
was also a member of the Royal Arcanum, and was closely identified with
church inteersts. He had a hobby for flowers and took great delight in cultivating them.
Horwood, Edward H.
|Year Range from||1907|
|Year Range to||1913|
E.H. Horwood & Co.
|Caption||E. H. Horwood|
Business & Commerce