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.s||Description||Earliest PMK Date|
|1990||At the Well.||10/10/1908|
|1992||News of the Week.|
|1995||Induna and Part of the Family.||01/10/1906|
|1996||Making Beer Strainer.|
|2000||A Black Tulip.|
|2002||A Kaffir Family (living in old blockhouse).|
|2005||Laying Foundation of New Hut.|
|2008||Induna Cutting up Inkuni.|
|2009||Orange Grove Near Johannesburg.|
|2017||After the Toilet.|
|2018||The Morning Scrub.|
|2019||Waiting for his Turn.||00/00/1908|
|2021||Meals at All Hours.|
|2022||1896 Memorial of Rebellion. Bulawayo.|
|2023||Government House, Bulawayo.|
|2024||Khani River in Flood.||10/10/1908|
|2025||Sunset at the Zambezi.|