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Name Tietjen & Lang
Details Founded circa 1870s. Purchased by Todd Shipyards Corporation in 1916. Address was Park Avenue and 17th Street, Hoboken. Facility straddled the Hoboken - Weehawken city line on the Hudson River.
Number of Archive records 16
Number of Object records 5
Number of Library records 19
Number of Photo records 11

Associated Records

Image of Short History of St. John's Lutheran Church, Hoboken, 1926. - Pamphlet

Short History of St. John's Lutheran Church, Hoboken, 1926. - Pamphlet

Short History of St. John's Lutheran Church, Hoboken, 1926. 8vo pamphlet. [20] pp. plus cover, photo illustrated. PDF on file. Covers the history of the church at Third and Bloomfield Streets from 1889 to 1926. Photos include: -clergy -interior and exterior -group photos (most taken by William Manewal of Hoboken) including - choir, - Sunday school - Boy Scout Troop 10. Printed by H. J. Fischer, Jr. of Hoboken. On page [20], they thank Tietjen & Land Dry Dock Co. and Mr. F. Lang for assistance and help. ---- saint / johns

Image of Map clipped from magazine showing locations of Todd Shipyards Corporation plants in New York and Hoboken, no date, ca. 1925. - Map

Map clipped from magazine showing locations of Todd Shipyards Corporation plants in New York and Hoboken, no date, ca. 1925. - Map

Map clipped from a magazine showing locations of Todd Shipyards Corporation plants in New York and Hoboken, no date, ca. 1925. ca. 4" wide x 6" high.

Image of Map clipped from a publication showing layouts of 3 Todd Shipyards Corporation plants in New York and Hoboken, no date, ca. 1925. - Map

Map clipped from a publication showing layouts of 3 Todd Shipyards Corporation plants in New York and Hoboken, no date, ca. 1925. - Map

Map clipped from a publication showing layouts of 3 Todd Shipyards Corporation plants in New York and Hoboken, no date, ca. 1925. ca. 4" wide x 6" high. Publication is not known. Reverse has a list of all Todd plants including the one in Hoboken which was at this time the Tietjen & Lang Dry Dock Company (shown on the map side). A Todd logo is printed in the background.

Image of Photocopies of photos, documents and ephemera relating to Thomas Godson and family with donor's correspondence & notes. - Documents

Photocopies of photos, documents and ephemera relating to Thomas Godson and family with donor's correspondence & notes. - Documents

Photocopies of photos, documents and ephemera relating to Thomas Godson, Clara Fielner Godson and family with donor's correspondence & notes. All notes or captions are holographic ink by Thomas Godson. Folder 1: autograph letter signed by Thomas Godson of May 1, 1999 to Robert Foster re enclosed materials donated to the museum. Plus his business card. Folder 2: photocopy of photo, no date, ca. 1888-80 of a class photo from School No. 1, Hoboken with Josephine Barck identified as first person on the right in the front row. Holographic ink note by donor: My grandmother Feilner was Josephine Barck in this picture born in 1870. She is the right end of 1st row. Only info on back of picture

Image of Letter from Edward Engelbart relating to August and Gesina Engelbart and family, once residents of Hoboken, 2003. - Letter

Letter from Edward Engelbart relating to August and Gesina Engelbart and family, once residents of Hoboken, 2003. - Letter

Letter from Edward Engelbart relating to August and Gesina Engelbart and family, once residents of Hoboken 2003. Donor's (grandson of the Engelbarts) two-page typewritten letter with a brief family background and description of related items being donated is this record. Other items are catalogued separately as listed below. August Engelbart was a harbor master for the North German Lloyd Line in Hoboken including during the 1900 pier fire. Later he was an employee of Tietjen & Lang Dry Dock Company. He lived in Hoboken from 1896 to ca. 1912 when he and his wife moved to Union City. A native of Germany, he became a U.S. citizen in 1903. He was then living at 422 Bloomfield St. -archives

Image of Newspaper clippings (photocopies) re August & Gesina Engelbart: 50th wedding anniversary; obituaries of August. - Documents

Newspaper clippings (photocopies) re August & Gesina Engelbart: 50th wedding anniversary; obituaries of August. - Documents

Newspaper clippings (photocopies) re August & Gesina Engelbart: 50th wedding anniversary; obituaries for August. 2 leaves with photocopies of 5 newspaper articles: -2 obituaries of August Engelbart, July 1944 (he was 78 on Jan 23rd) -funeral notice for August Engelbart, July 1944 -2 articles, undated (1942; they were married in 1892), re 50th wedding anniversary

Photocopies from The New York Times, July 1-4, 1900, of partial articles about the 1900 pier fire. - Article

Photocopies from The New York Times, July 1-4, 1900, of partial articles about the 1900 pier fire. 4 leaves, 8-1/2" x 11. An article from July 3 quotes a "Captain Engelbart". It is unknown if this is the same person as August Engelbart. See related.

Image of Signed testimonal dinner certificate for William Sperber 50th Anniversary, Tietjen & Lang, 1936. - Certificate, Commemorative

Signed testimonal dinner certificate for William Sperber 50th Anniversary, Tietjen & Lang, 1936. - Certificate, Commemorative

Certificate for "Testimonial Dinner tendered to William T. Sperber, Monday, May 11, 1936 by Fellow-Workers Honoring Fifty Years Service, 1886-1936 as an employee of Tietjen and Lang Dry Dock Company, Hoboken, N.J. Nelson's Town House, Union City, N.J." Printed sheet mounted on chipboard, 14 x 18H with printed type in center panel and printed photo of Sperber. Gold paper edging also used to divided the sheet into 3 vertical panels. Signed in ink by 84 attendees in outer panels. Reverse is blank. The right column has the signatures of five other Sperber family members plus one in the left column. See photo catalog 2001.013.0004 for a group photo of this event and archives catalog 2001.013

Image of Plate 12 from Plat Book of Hudson County, Volume II. Philadelphia: G.M. Hopkins Co. (1923). - Map

Plate 12 from Plat Book of Hudson County, Volume II. Philadelphia: G.M. Hopkins Co. (1923). - Map

Plate 12 from Plat Book of Hudson County. Vol. 2. Philadelphia: G.M. Hopkins Co. (1923). Original plate is ca. 23" high x 32" wide. Digital copy only; scan from original belonging to Hoboken Public Library. PDF on file. Tiff media archives. Shows the Hoboken - Weehawken city line at the Hudson River and inland to Adams Street on the west. Weehawken Cove including Todd Shipyards Corporation, Tietjen & Lang Plant. The full map is seen along with two detail images from the bottom. Index map plate and Hoboken plates 1 to 8 and 12 are catalogued as archives 2004.004.0200 to .0209.

Image of The Convoy. Vol. 1, No. 3, May 1919. Published Monthly at the Steneck Building, Hoboken, N.J. - Serial

The Convoy. Vol. 1, No. 3, May 1919. Published Monthly at the Steneck Building, Hoboken, N.J. - Serial

The Convoy. Volume 1, Number 3, May 1919. Published Monthly at the Steneck Building, Hoboken, N.J., in the Interests of the Force by Men of the Regular Navy. Folio magazine, 8-3/4" wide x 11-5/8" high, 36 pp. including covers; illustrated. Horizontal crease at center. PDF on file. Masthead and editorials, page 22. (Notes address as Room 203, Steneck Building, 34 Newark St. - Steneck Building at the southeast corner of River and First Streets is 95 River St. - the Newark St. address may have been another location used by the Steneck Trust Company during the First World War.) Major articles, many including photographs of ships and a few personnel, include: Vessels Lost and Damaged.

Image of Map of Hoboken prepared for the Hoboken Chamber of Commerce, October 15, 1930. - Map

Map of Hoboken prepared for the Hoboken Chamber of Commerce, October 15, 1930. - Map

Reference record: Map of Hoboken prepared for the Hoboken Chamber of Commerce, October 15, 1930. Printed reproduction, ca. 11" x 17" wide, as issued in archives 2006.057.0004, Welcome to Hoboken. "Know Your City." Board of Education, Hoboken, N.J. [1969.] This is an inserted fold-out following page 5. PDF of this map is on file. The original format and issue of the map has not been determined. Scale is stated as 1 inch = 400 feet. The map issued in this publication was crudely annotated to indicate the locations of the Hoboken schools as of the 1969 publication date (Brandt school at Ninth and Park is barely marked.) Other local identifications were not updated and the map is useful a

Image of Map: Hoboken port facilities, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, June 1924. - Map

Map: Hoboken port facilities, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, June 1924. - Map

[Hoboken waterfront map] Port Facilities at Port of New York, Hudson River - New Jersey. War Department, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army; United States Engineer Office, First District, New York City, June 1924. Map 4. PDF on file. Printed map, printed in black, 9-3/8" high x 18" wide; three hole punched left margin. Because map is apparently reduced size, scale is interpolated from sheet where it is approximately 1/3 of an inch equals 200 feet, thus: Scale of feet: ca. 1" = 600 feet. With: facsimile leaf listing the references shown on the map. Leaf is titled The Port of New York - List of Piers, Wharves, and Docks. This map is number 4 (seen at lower right corner) and was apparently p

Image of Public Service Corporation of New Jersey and Its Subsidiary Companies. Bonright & Co., Inc., [copyright 1925.] - Pamphlet

Public Service Corporation of New Jersey and Its Subsidiary Companies. Bonright & Co., Inc., [copyright 1925.] - Pamphlet

Public Service Corporation of New Jersey and Its Subsidiary Companies. Bonright & Company, Incorporated, New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit, St. Louis, San Francisco, [copyright 1925.] Softcover booklet, 8-3/8" x 11" high, 55 pages, photo illustrated; maps; charts. PDF on file. Essentially an annual report and study of the company including financial information. The company was organized into two major businesses: one was for electricity generation as well as distribution of gas and electric service (known as P.S.E. & G. today); two, street rail transportation of streetcar (or trolley) systems along with short haul railroads for freight and passenger buses. The public

Image of Ad, magazine: 11,200 Ships of All Sizes and Types Built, Converted Repaired! ... that's the score to date in 10 Todd Shipyards! Fortune, Apr. 1944. - Ad, Magazine

Ad, magazine: 11,200 Ships of All Sizes and Types Built, Converted Repaired! ... that's the score to date in 10 Todd Shipyards! Fortune, Apr. 1944. - Ad, Magazine

Magazine advertisement: 11,200 Ships of All Sizes and Types Built, Converted Repaired! ... that's the score to date in 10 Todd Shipyards! Full page black-and-white advertisement published in Fortune, April 1944, page 301. Full leaf, 10-3/8" x 13" high, as removed from publication. Text is in notes. Hoboken was one of the ten Todd Shipyard locations stated in the ad. It was known as the Tietjen & Lang Yard. The listed cities that have Todd locations is actually fifteen although the text states ten. Even if the New York area yards (including Hoboken) and Seattle - Tacoma are condsidered as one, the count is still greater than fifteen.

Image of Ad, magazine:  Battle-front ... U.S.A. Todd Shipyards Corporation, N.Y. (ca. 1942-1943.) - Ad, Magazine

Ad, magazine: Battle-front ... U.S.A. Todd Shipyards Corporation, N.Y. (ca. 1942-1943.) - Ad, Magazine

Magazine advertisement: Battle-front ... U.S.A. Todd Shipyards Corporation, N.Y. Full page black-and-white advertisement published in National Geographic Magazine, issue, date and page not known. Full leaf, 6-7/8" x 10" high, as removed from publication. Text is in notes. Discusses Merchant Marine work for the war. Hoboken was one of the twelve Todd Shipyard locations stated in the ad. It was called the Tietjen and Lang Dry Dock Co. (also known as Tietjen & Lang Yard or Plant.)

Image of Map of Hoboken prepared for the Hoboken Chamber of Commerce, Oct. 15, 1930. Issued circa 1937 or later.Basil Stevens copy. - Map

Map of Hoboken prepared for the Hoboken Chamber of Commerce, Oct. 15, 1930. Issued circa 1937 or later.Basil Stevens copy. - Map

Map of Hoboken prepared for the Hoboken Chamber of Commerce, October 15, 1930. Issued circa 1937 or later. Basil Stevens copy. Printed paper 15" high x 21" wide. PDF on file. Back has holographic ink note: Hoboken, N.Jersey, 1930. From the collection of Basil M. Stevens. (Stevens was a principal in the Hoboken Land & Improvement Co. in this era and until it closed in the mid-1940s.) The original format and issue of the map has not been determined. Scale is stated as 1 inch = 400 feet. The map is useful as a guide to the use of the Hudson River piers and docks as of the 1930 date (which was a few days after the end of the Hoboken Tercentenary Celebration, Oct. 4-12, 1930.) It does

Image of Photo identification badge of Joseph Santancello for the Tietjen and Lang Dry Dock Co., no date, ca. 1920. - Pin, Occupational

Photo identification badge of Joseph Santancello for the Tietjen and Lang Dry Dock Co., no date, ca. 1920. - Pin, Occupational

Photo identification badge of Joseph Santancello for the Tietjen and Lang Dry Dock Co., Hoboken, no date, ca. 1920-1930. Black-and-white photo taken against height chart with employee badge number (1681) on signboard in foreground. Photo is mounted in badge behind separate clear cover. Pin back. Digital image only (museum does not own original).

Image of Menu and program for William T. Sperber's testimonial dinner for 50 years at Tietjen & Lang Dry Dock Co, May 11, 1936. - Menu

Menu and program for William T. Sperber's testimonial dinner for 50 years at Tietjen & Lang Dry Dock Co, May 11, 1936. - Menu

Menu and program for William T. Sperber's testimonial dinner for 50 years at Tietjen & Lang Dry Dock Co, May 11, 1936. 8vo. [4pp] plus cover. Photo of Sperber on page [1]. Includes a list of his co-workers at the event. See photo catalog 2001.013.0004 for a group photo of this event and archives catalog 2001.013.0001 for a testimonial certificate from the event.

Image of Letter opener, Todd Shipyard Corporation, no place, no date, ca. 1920-1930. - Knife, Paper

Letter opener, Todd Shipyard Corporation, no place, no date, ca. 1920-1930. - Knife, Paper

Letter opener, Todd Shipyard Corporation, no place, no date, ca. 1920-1930. Antiqued bronze finished metal, 9-1/8" long x 1-1/4" wide.

Image of Watercolor rendering of Plant Extension including Piers and Dry-Docks, Tietjen & Lang Dry-Dock Co., Hoboken, N.J. Date is probably 1942. - Drawing

Watercolor rendering of Plant Extension including Piers and Dry-Docks, Tietjen & Lang Dry-Dock Co., Hoboken, N.J. Date is probably 1942. - Drawing

Watercolor rendering of Plant Extension including Piers and Dry-Docks, Tietjen & Lang Dry-Dock Co., Hoboken, N.J. Designed by Frederic R. Harris, 27 William St., N.Y.C. Date is probably 1942 (signed at lower right corner by artist: P.E.B. '42; full name of artist not known.) In original matte and frame without glass. Media: watercolor, goache and ink on watercolor board. An artist's aerial view looking west - northwest from the Hudson River of the docks, buildings, roads and railroads along with the new buildings for the area. It was at the very northern end of Hoboken's waterfront with Hoboken-Weehawken city line actually running through the it. Tietjen & Lang was a subsidiary of the Tod