Tag: Joseph B. Van Sciver

  • 1890 Review of Camden, New Jersey – Part 10

    1890 Review of Camden, New Jersey – Part 10

    FRANK MESTER, IMPORTER AND WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALER 4th AND ARCH STREETS. This is one of the most widely known houses in the town, it having had an established reputation for the sale of unadulterated wines and liquors. The business was established may years ago by Mr. George Ooetz, who successfully ran the business until 1877,…

  • 1890 Review of Camden, New Jersey – Part 2

    1890 Review of Camden, New Jersey – Part 2

    J. B. VAN SCIVER & CO. This firm occupy a handsome building on the corner of Delaware avenue and Federal street. It is of mammoth proportions and is visible along the whole river front. Furniture of all descriptions, from the plain and substantial to the aesthetic, artistic and costly, are to be found in its…

  • Otto E. Braun

    Otto E. Braun

    Otto E. Braun, born around 1891 to Francis X. and Mrs. Braun, was part of a family that had its roots in Camden. His father, Francis X. Braun, a German-born tailor, had established his business in various locations, including 562 Auburn Street and later 124 Market Street, according to city directories from 1889-1891. Serving executives…

  • City Industry – Tracking History

    City Industry – Tracking History

    By Thomas A. Bergbauer, Retired Courier-Post Editor Just 100 years ago Camden was a thriving, prosperous industrial metropolis and the future looked bright for this river city. At the end of the 19th century and in the first couple decades of the 20th century, industry in Camden came alive and at that time most of…

  • Joseph B. Van Sciver

    Joseph B. Van Sciver

    Joseph Bishop Van Sciver was born on May 14, 1861, in Hainesport, New Jersey. He grew up in Camden and attended the E. A. Stevens School. In 1881, he founded his furniture manufacturing and retail business in a small shop at 210 Federal Street. The business grew rapidly, and by 1888, he had moved to…

  • Centennial Mirror 1828-1928

    Centennial Mirror 1828-1928

    Centennial Mirror of the City of Camden, NJ Published in the interest of a growing city, nineteen twenty-eight. THE City Commissioners of Camden extend their Greetings to all citizens of the City, State and Nation who may visualize the Camden of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, through this volume which is dedicated to the Cause of…

  • Camden Industries

    Camden Industries

    ABATTOIRS ADVERTISING POSTERS ART GLASS ASBESTOS ASPHALT AUTOMOBILES AUTO & TRUCK BODIES AUTO RADIATORS AUTO SPRINGS AUTO TOPS AUTO SUPPLIES AWNINGS BAKERIES BOAT BUILDERS-SHIPS AND YACHTS BOILERS BARRELS BOOKS AND BOOKBINDERS BOTTLERS BOXES BRASS CASTINGS BRICKS BRICK SEWER PIPES BROOMS, WHISK, ETC. BUILDING MATERIALS BURLAP BAGS CANDIES CAP MANUFACTURERS CARBIDE CAKES CARBON BLACK, ETC. CARPET…

  • First Camden National Bank Celebrating 130th Anniversary

    First Camden National Bank Celebrating 130th Anniversary

    Camden Courier-Post – June 16, 1942 Institution Started Business at Second and Market Streets in 1812—16 Years before City Was Incorporated By Oscar Magnuson First Camden National Bank and Trust Co. is celebrating its 130th anniversary today. There are no special exercises to commemorate the reaching of another milestone by the oldest bank in South…

  • Stores Will Join In Bargain Period

    Stores Will Join In Bargain Period

    Camden Courier-Post – June 9, 1933 Merchant’s Association Announces Plans for Three-Day Event A committee of the Merchants’ Cooperative Association, headed by Harry A. Moran, secretary and manager of the the Hurley Store, has announced a three-day co-operative promotion which will be known as Camden’s Co-operation Days. All merchants of this city have been invited…

  • 400 Friends Pay Homage to ‘Good Gray Poet’

    400 Friends Pay Homage to ‘Good Gray Poet’

    Camden Courier-Post – June 1, 1933 Men and Women From Many Sections Visit Walt Whitman’s Tomb and Old Mickle Street Home on His 114th Anniversary. By Frank Sheridan “It’s just a little street where old friends meet.” That’s Mickle Street where Walt Whitman, the “Good Gray Poet,” once lived, and old friends came back here…

  • CAMDEN – A Great City Growing Greater

    CAMDEN – A Great City Growing Greater

    Evening Courier – Centennial Anniversary Edition – February 13, 1928 Just one hundred years ago today, a little group of men went before the Legislature and asked that body to incorporate as a city the straggling and struggling village of Camden. If these men could now visit the city born that day through their efforts,…

  • Camden Centennial Will Start Feb. 13

    Camden Centennial Will Start Feb. 13

    Camden Courier-Post – January 28, 1928 Week of Celebration at City’s Convention Hall to Mark Anniversary Camden’s centennial will be observed during the week of February 13. That announcement was made today by Frank Albright, chairman of the committee in charge to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of Camden as a city. Most…