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Object Name Card, Trade
Date ca. 1887
Title R.H. Hadkins & Bro., Bottlers of Carbonated Beverages. Tottenville, N.Y.
Description Chromolithographed trade card with illustration of a young girl dressed in a coat and hat, standing in a winter landscape and holding a basket of oranges and an umbrella. Printed inscription, "R. H. HADKINS & BRO., / BOTTLERS OF / CARBONATED BEVERAGES. / TOTTENVILLE, N.Y."
(Keywords: New York)
Acquisition Gift of Robert Anderson
Ownership and History The Hadkins Bottling Company was founded in Perth Amboy, New Jersey in 1863 by John H. Hadkins and Charles Low. Shortly afterward, Hadkins purchased Low's interest in the firm and in 1867 moved the plant across the Arthur Kill to Tottenville, Staten Island. By the late-19th century, Hadkins was the largest bottling company on Staten Island and one of the foremost businesses of its kind in greater New York. The works continued under family ownership until operations ceased in the late 1940s.
Earliest Date 1885
Latest Date 1890
Material Paper
Subjects Soda industry
Business enterprises
Bottling industry
Trade cards
Lexicon Sub-category Advertising Medium
Catalog Number 84.013.0003
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, August 2016.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.