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Name Lipton Tea
Details Thomas J. Lipton, Inc. Established business in Great Britain circa late 1888 or early 1889. Founded United States operations in 1889. Moved American manufacturing and headquarters from New York City to Hoboken in 1919 and remained in Hoboken until 1963 when it moved headquarters to Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Manufacturing went to other locations.

Building is commonly called Lipton Tea or the Tea Building, but it was also known as:
Hoboken Manufacturers (or Factory) Terminal Building
Standard Brands (who occupied circa two thirds of it from ca. 1930 to late 1960s?
1500 Washington St.
Number of Archive records 42.0
Number of Object records 14.0
Number of Library records 7.0
Number of Photo records 82.0

Associated Records

Image of Hoboken ...Reaching Out to Tomorrow. Community Development Agency, Hoboken, May 1975. - Booklet

Hoboken ...Reaching Out to Tomorrow. Community Development Agency, Hoboken, May 1975. - Booklet

Hoboken ...Reaching Out to Tomorrow. Community Development Agency, Hoboken, May 1975. Oblong booklet, 8-3/8" high x 11" wide. 36 pp. plus cover, illustrated. 3 copies (copies 2 & 3 in second file folder.) Copy 1: booklet with enclosed greeting on letterhead of the Office of the Mayor, and signed in facsimile by the mayor, Steve Cappiello. With: mailing envelope. Credits on pg 36. See related for selected reference images especially center map with detail images.

Image of Your Future in the Tea Cup. Booklet published by Thomas J. Lipton Tea, Inc., Hoboken, N.J., copyright 1935. - Booklet

Your Future in the Tea Cup. Booklet published by Thomas J. Lipton Tea, Inc., Hoboken, N.J., copyright 1935. - Booklet

Your Future in the Tea Cup. Booklet published by Thomas J. Lipton Tea, Inc., Hoboken, N.J., copyright 1935. Booklet, 5" wide x 6-3/8" high, 24 pp. plus covers. Promotional booklet about reading tea leaves to tell fortunes (Introduction to the 17-page section author is signed by a "Princess Romana"; has charts of symbols and omens with their meanings; also shows specimen examples of tea leaves on a saucer) issued by Lipton Tea. Following section has serving suggestions for using Lipton's Tea (recipes) along with images on page 24 of Lipton's packaging. Cover price: fifty cents.

Image of Lipton California Dip; for Dipping Flavor or Cooking Flavor. Issued by Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Hoboken, N.J. No date, circa 1958-1960. - Pamphlet

Lipton California Dip; for Dipping Flavor or Cooking Flavor. Issued by Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Hoboken, N.J. No date, circa 1958-1960. - Pamphlet

Lipton California Dip; for Dipping Flavor or Cooking Flavor. Issued by Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Hoboken, N.J. No date, circa 1958-1960. Booklet, 3" wide x 4" high, 32 pp. plus covers. Booklet promoting Lipton's Onion Soup Mix used as California Dip in a wide variety of recipes. While Lipton introduced this product it in 1954, it appears that its use with sour cream to create a dip happened in 1955-56 by a California homemaker. Its adoption by cooks led to a surge in sales and the creation of this dip recipe booklet. See notes. Packaging is shown on the inside front cover and back cover.

Image of Soup Lovers Guide to Lipton. Issued by Thomas J. Lipton, Inc, Hoboken, N.J. No date, ca. 1960-1964. - Booklet

Soup Lovers Guide to Lipton. Issued by Thomas J. Lipton, Inc, Hoboken, N.J. No date, ca. 1960-1964. - Booklet

Soup Lovers Guide to Lipton. Issued by Thomas J. Lipton, Inc, Hoboken, N.J. No date, ca. 1960-1964. Booklet, 2-15/16" wide x 4" high, 44 pp. plus covers. Promotional recipe booklet for seven Lipton's Soup Mixes. The back cover notes the introduction of two new flavors - Chicken Rice and Mushroom. The package design seen was not used earlier than 1958 (see package design in 2006.012.0008) or later than 1964. (A 1964 magazine ad has been seen with a re-designed packaging.) The inside back cover mentions Wishbone salad dressing which Lipton bought in 1958 and introduced nationally in the early 1960's.

Image of Lipton Magazine. Winter 1989. Published by Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N.J. - Newsletter

Lipton Magazine. Winter 1989. Published by Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N.J. - Newsletter

The Lipton Magazine. Winter 1989. Published by Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Booklet, 8-1/2" x 11" high, 28 pp. including covers; color cover, rest is in black ink; photo illustrated. House publication for company staff and probably the investment community. Lipton was based in Hoboken until 1963. This issue commemorates the centennial of the 1889 founding of Lipton's American business. While the historical article does mention on page 5 that Lipton moved in 1919 to a combination plant and headquarters in Hoboken, it is the only mention of this city except that sales doubled in its first decade in Hoboken (probably due to Prohibition.) Topics covered are mostly later

Image of The Lipton Link, September 1952. Lipton Tea Company, Hoboken. - Periodical

The Lipton Link, September 1952. Lipton Tea Company, Hoboken. - Periodical

The Lipton Link, September 1952. Lipton Tea Company, Hoboken. Periodical as found on leaf 39 of Girl Scouts album 2001.036.2001. Only pages with Hoboken content have been imaged. Tiffs and jpegs archived. PDF on file. Reference prints on file in regular archives. The tenth anniversary of this house organ featured Hoboken. A long article is devoted to a history of Hoboken with mostly contemporary photos of Hoboken activities by current employees; includes background on the company's coming to Hoboken. Photos of interior views of Our Lady of Grace and St. Matthew Church, Elks Lodge, Lions Club meeting, Girl Scouts troop no. 4 at Waldheim Stevens Forum, Recreation Center, YMCA, Castle

Image of TLS: R.L. Silas, Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Cleveland, OH to The Columbus Dispatch, Oct. 2, 1933. - Letter

TLS: R.L. Silas, Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Cleveland, OH to The Columbus Dispatch, Oct. 2, 1933. - Letter

Typed letter signed: R.L. Silas, Division Manager, Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio to The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio, October 2, 1933. Single leaf, 8-1/2" x 11" high. Engraved letterhead of company showing the Chief Offices & Factory, Hoboken Terminal in a vignette in top left corner: "Aeroplane view American home office and Lipton's eastern packing plant, Hoboken Terminal, Hoboken, N.J."

Image of Lipton Tea holiday greeting card for Christmas, no date, ca. 1950-1960. - Card, Greeting

Lipton Tea holiday greeting card for Christmas, no date, ca. 1950-1960. - Card, Greeting

Lipton Tea holiday greeting card for Christmas with pop-up turkey dipping an actual Lipton tea bag in a pop-up tea cup. No date, circa 1950-1960. Single folio, 5" wide x 6" high; open, 8-1/4" high x 10" wide. Front: "A Brisk and Hearty Wish-" Inside greeting: "Have the Taste-TEA-est Christmas ever!" Manufactured by Christmas Merrymakers. [Stock no.] 841501. Made in U.S.A. No Hoboken related markings on this item.

Image of Lipton Tea get well greeting card, no date, ca. 1952-1965. - Card, Greeting

Lipton Tea get well greeting card, no date, ca. 1952-1965. - Card, Greeting

Lipton Tea get well greeting card with pop-up grandmother dipping an actual Lipton tea bag (flow-thru type) in a pop-up tea cup. No date, circa 1952-1965. Single folio, 5" wide x 6" high; open, 8" high x 10" wide. With plain envelope. Front: "Maybe I'm Intruding, But I'm going to take the "Risk" And say I hope you'll Soon Be Well---" Inside greeting: "And Feeling Brisk!" Back: "Brewing Some Get Well Wishes!" Brand on back: A Just for Fun Card. Made in U.S.A. No Hoboken related markings on this item.

Printed information brochure with inserts: Hudson Tea Building, Toll Brothers, City Living. Hoboken, 2006-2008. - Brochure

Printed information brochure with inserts: Hudson Tea Building, Toll Brothers, City Living. Hoboken, 2006-2008. 9" x 9" with 'Hudson Tea' tea bag tag tie closure. Inserted: 12 leaves with area, site and floor plans along with descriptions of amenities and services plus a price list. The buildings at 1500 Washington and 1500 Hudson Streets were the former Lipton Tea / Standard Brands building. This brochure with the title "Hudson Tea" includes the address (on the back) of a sales office at 93 Washington Street which closed circa early 2007. The brochure with pocket was produced 2006 ("copyright 2006") with inserts having dates on them from "1/06" to "3/08" with the price list as "April 27,

Printed information brochure with inserts: Harborside Lofts at Hudson Tea (Building), Toll Brothers, City Living. Hoboken, 2007-2008. - Brochure

Printed information brochure with inserts: Harborside Lofts at Hudson Tea (Building), Toll Brothers, City Living. Hoboken, 2007-2008. 9" wide x 13" high brochure with rear pocket with 11 sheets having key [floor] plans along with descriptions of specific layouts of residences, amenities, services plus a price list. The building is at 1500 Washington St. which along with 1500 Hudson Street, was the former Lipton Tea / Standard Brands building. The brochure with pocket was produced February 2007 with inserts (8" x 12") having dates on them from "3/07" with the price list (8-1/2" x 11") dated as "3/07" The 'lofts' for sale only in the 1500 Washington building. Business card of Sales Co

Image of Lipton Sales Newsletter. August 1985. Published by Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N.J. - Newsletter

Lipton Sales Newsletter. August 1985. Published by Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N.J. - Newsletter

The Lipton Sales Newsletter. August 1985. Printed pamphlet, 8-1/2" x 11" high, 16 pages, photo illustrated. House organ for sales and promotional staff of the company which was based in Hoboken until 1963.

Image of Postcard: "Photographs by Chris Amaral." HHM upper gallery exhibition, 2010. - Postcard

Postcard: "Photographs by Chris Amaral." HHM upper gallery exhibition, 2010. - Postcard

"Photographs by Chris Amaral." Announcement card for an exhibition at the Hoboken Historical Museum, Upper Gallery, May 16 to July 11, 2010. Printed card stock, 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" wide. Three copies. Exhibit was at 1301 Hudson Street. Artwork was digital photographs as archival inkjet prints on canvas of eleven Hoboken scenes photographed in 2009 by the photographer. Depicted on the front is a reproduction of the image "View on Washington Street" which was an elevated view south from the top of the Lipton Tea building. The exhibit title on the postcard was incorrect. The exhibit title was: A New Hoboken: Photographs by Chris Amaral. This postcard was imprinted as an anouncement of the rec

Image of Ad: Lipton Tea. Gertrude Lawrence endorsement. Copyright 1946. - Ad, Magazine

Ad: Lipton Tea. Gertrude Lawrence endorsement. Copyright 1946. - Ad, Magazine

Lipton Tea magazine advertisement. Gertrude Lawrence endorsement. Copyright 1946. Magazine not determined; clipped partial leaf, circa 5-1/2" x 11-3/8" high. Actress Lawrence was then starring in "Pygmalion", "which begins a National Tour in September." She is shown drinking iced tea in her dressing room.

Image of The Link. Lipton [Tea] Newsletter. Vol. 1, No. 1, Sept. 15, 1942. - Newsletter

The Link. Lipton [Tea] Newsletter. Vol. 1, No. 1, Sept. 15, 1942. - Newsletter

The Link. Lipton [Tea] Newsletter. Vol. 1, No. 1, September 15, 1942. House organ published by Lipton Tea Company in Hoboken, N.J. Modern color fascimile copy, unpaginated, 10 leaves 8-1/2" x 11" high. Source of original was a copy in the Continental Foods, Inc. Library. PDF on file. Full text is in notes. Original was a typewritten mimeographed publication for employees and has a significant amount of copy related to the World War II which as the first page relates was the reason for the birth of this newsletter which they also called a "company newspaper." This publication also called at other times The Lipton Link.

Image of Lipton News. Vol. VII, No. 23. Dec. 5, 1958. Published by Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Hoboken, N.J. - Newsletter

Lipton News. Vol. VII, No. 23. Dec. 5, 1958. Published by Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Hoboken, N.J. - Newsletter

Lipton News. Published by Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Hoboken, N.J. Vol. VII, No. 23. December 5, 1958. Newsletter, 9-1/4" x 12" high, 8 pages. Printed in black on coated paper; photo illustrated. Fold marks as issued; folds are tender or beginning to break. A few photos of office scenes; a retirement dinner party at the Grand Hotel, Hoboken. House organ (once known as The Link or The Lipton Link) for the company which was based in Hoboken until 1963 and to which a significant part of the contents is devoted. This newsletter includes news from other plants and divisions.

Image of Lipton News. Vol. VIII, No. 5. March 6, 1959. Published by Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Hoboken, N.J. - Newsletter

Lipton News. Vol. VIII, No. 5. March 6, 1959. Published by Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Hoboken, N.J. - Newsletter

Lipton News. Published by Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Hoboken, N.J. Vol. VIII, No. 5. March 6, 1959. Newsletter, 9-1/4" x 12" high, 8 pages. Printed in black on coated paper; photo illustrated. Fold marks as issued; folds are tender or beginning to break. House organ (once known as The Link or The Lipton Link) for the company which was based in Hoboken until 1963 and to which a significant part of the contents is devoted. This newsletter includes news from other plants and divisions.

Image of Lipton News. Vol. XI, No. 13. August 31, 1962. Published by Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Hoboken, N.J. - Newsletter

Lipton News. Vol. XI, No. 13. August 31, 1962. Published by Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Hoboken, N.J. - Newsletter

Lipton News. Published by Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Hoboken, N.J. Vol. XI, No. 13. August 31, 1962. Newsletter, 9-1/4" x 12" high, 8 pages. Printed in black on coated paper; photo illustrated. Fold marks as issued; broken spine fold and all leaves are loose. With: one leaf, pages 3-4 from issue dated February 9, 1962. Article page [1]: Miss Ceylon, 1962, Yvonne D'Rozario (contestant in Miss Universe Pageant in New York; daughter of a shipping clerk at Lipton plant in Ceylon), visits the Hoboken Headquarters. Continues on page 8. Article page [3]: Sir Thomas Lipton; :"The World's Greatest Loser" re Lipton's five unsuccessful challenges for the America's Cup with three historical photos;

Lipton News. 4 issues, 1974-1989. Published by Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N.J. - Newsletter

The Lipton News. Published by Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.), four issues, dated from 1974 -1989. Printed pamphlet, 8-1/2" x 11" high, various paginations. House organ (once known as The Link or The Lipton Link) for the company which was based in Hoboken until 1963. 1. The Lipton News. Headquarters Edition. Vol. 7, no. 1, March 1974. 8 pages, photo illustrated. 2. The Lipton News. October 1976. 6 pages, photo illustrated. 3. The Lipton News. April 1986. 16 pages, photo illustrated. The racing yacht, Shamrock V, last of Sir Thomas Lipton's challengers for the America's Cup is featured on the cover. 4. The Lipton News. June 1989. 20 pages, illustrated.

Image of Lipton Magazine. Summer 1986. Published by Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N.J. - Newsletter

Lipton Magazine. Summer 1986. Published by Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N.J. - Newsletter

The Lipton Magazine. Summer 1986. Published by Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Booklet, 8-1/2" x 11" high, 28 pp. including covers; color cover, rest is in black ink; photo illustrated. Cover features the the racing yacht, Shamrock V, last of Sir Thomas Lipton's challengers for the America's Cup with a four-page article starting page 11. Views of its appearance in 1986 New York harbor celebration. House publication for company staff and probably the investment community. Lipton was based in Hoboken until 1963.