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Title Sepia-tone group photo of Keuffel & Esser Co. employees posed outside newly opened west plant on Adams St. near 3rd St. for K&E 40th anniversary, Hoboken, July 20, 1907.
Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2015.014.0001
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Collection Keuffel & Esser Company Collection
Credit Gift of Doris Brown Conrad.
Description Sepia-tone group photograph of Keuffel & Esser Co. employees posed outside newly opened west plant on Adams Street near Third St. during commemoration of the fortieth anniversary of the founding of K&E in 1867, Hoboken, July 20, 1907.

7-1/2" high x 9-1/4" wide print mounted on photographer's board (mount irregularly trimmed and chipped.) Photograph taken by A[drian]. Van Kampen, 306 Washington St., Hoboken (blind emboss on print at center bottom.) PDF on file.

This print belonged to Harry A. Bremer who is the young man (boy) seated at center front on a tool box (see detail image of him and boy behind him with horseshoe and pliers.) He is believed to actually be Harry A. Bremer, Jr. of Jersey City (his father was a hardware store owner) and was an apprentice electrician at K&E from July 1906 to Dec. 21, 1908.

He has marked this print front and back in several places and at different times plus an added partial letterhead from his radio - television service business from after World War II with notations and a sketch of the K&E buildings was on the back.

Per his notes, only four of the men were electricians (including himself) with others being plumbers, steamfitters and sprinkler men. They are posed outside an open garage or freight doorway of the new concrete factory building (with executive offices) that the company moved into in the summer of 1907. It was known as the west plant or new building. It became well known for its four-sided clock tower and stands today as the Clock Tower Apartments.

Photographer Van Kampen, Adrian
Place Hoboken
Date 1907
Year Range from 1907
Year Range to 1907
People Bremer, Harry A., Jr.
Search Terms K & E
Keuffel & Esser Co.
Adams St.
Third St.
Orig/copy Original
Caption full print and mount, condition
Imagefile 328\20150140001.TIF
Classification Men
Business & Commerce