|Title||Trade card: Castle Point Coal Company, Hoboken, N.J. N.d., ca. 1870s.|
|Object Name||Card, Trade|
|Collection||Hoboken Commerce Collection|
|Scope & Content||
Trade card: Castle Point Coal Company, Hoboken, N.J. No date, circa 1870-1880. Color lithographed (duotone?) card, 2-11/16" high x 4-1/16" wide. Reverse blank. Printed by Bufford, Boston.
A stock card with an artist's depiction of a stage coach and imprinted below the artwork with the company name, offerings and locations.
Text in image:
Caught in the storm, in olden time.
Copyrighted Bufford, Boston
[Bufford was a major printer of lithographed trade cards.]
Text imprinted below image:
Castle Point Coal Company
Best Red and White Ash Coal
Office: Newark St. near the Ferry
Wharf and Yard: Foot of Sixth Street, Hoboken, N.J.
The company was founded by Edwin A. Stevens II and others associated with him in the family businesses. "Castle Point" was the Hoboken site of the Stevens home. The wharf location would have been on the Hudson River just below Castle Point. The company was apparently associated with one of the Stevens family businesses at that time, the Hoboken Ferry Company. It would likely have been a supplier of coal for the ferries as well as to the new Stevens Institute of Technology.
Stevens, Edwin A. (II)
|Year Range from||1870.0|
|Year Range to||1880.0|
Castle Point Coal Co.
Hoboken Ferry Company
Business & Commerce