Postcards: Paul Schaefer & Co – No.1989 – 2025 (Ellis Allen)

Paul Schaefer & Co

No.1989 – 2025 (Ellis Allen)

Around 1907, it appears that Ellis Allen had a business arrangement with Paul Schaefer & Company for the printing and publishing of a series of Rhodesian-subject picture postcards.

The published postcards only show the vertical imprint of “Ellis Allen – Box 204 – Bulawayo” on the reverse. However, in the lower left corner there is an image of a “Running Springbok” followed by a number  which identifies the involvement of Paul Schaefer & Company.

The cards are printed in black & white and are found in two formats – with single large border below or to the side of the picture or full frame picture without any borders.  The divided backing is printed in black ink.

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
1989Indunas Daughter01/03/1907
1990At the Well.10/10/1908
1991
1992News of the Week.
1993
1994Drying Corn. 11/05/1907
1995Induna and Part of the Family. 01/10/1906
1996Making Beer Strainer.
1997Making String.
1998
1999"His Valentine"
2000A Black Tulip.
2001
2002A Kaffir Family (living in old blockhouse).
2003
2004
2005Laying Foundation of New Hut.
2006
2007
2008Induna Cutting up Inkuni.
2009Orange Grove Near Johannesburg.
2010
2011Aged 104.01/10/1906
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017After the Toilet.
2018The Morning Scrub.
2019Waiting for his Turn.00/00/1908
2020
2021Meals at All Hours.
20221896 Memorial of Rebellion. Bulawayo.
2023Government House, Bulawayo.
2024Khani River in Flood.10/10/1908
2025Sunset at the Zambezi.
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