25th anniversary of Keuffel & Esser Co.


On Tuesday, July 19, 1892, Keuffel & Esser Co. celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary with a company picnic at Berg’s Oriental Park in Jersey City. The company’s decision to print the program in both English and German suggests that at least some of K&E’s employees (and their family members) were more comfortable reading German than English.

Among other events and activities, the program listed a reception, an opening march, games for children, a dance, dinners for both children and adults, as well as Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake) – a necessity at any proper German celebration.