October 9, 2016

2809 UNITED STATES (New York) - "Original Lederle Labs" by Albert H. Schroder


Albert Henry Schroder (1929-2004) was an American painter known for his paintings that recorded a vanishing America. He felt that it was his calling to record the remembrances of lost hopes and dreams. His realist style of oil painting captured for our children the bygone era of old lighthouses, churches, railroad depots, town halls and beautiful old mansions. It is also the case of this painting, which depicts the original Lederle Labs. The quotes "He who loves an old house, Never loves in vain," is the beginning of the poem House by Isabel Fiske Conant.

In 1906, Dr. Ernst Lederle brought biological production to this Pearl River homestead, a farmhouse built in 1798, establishing Lederle Antitoxin Laboratories. Buildings have changed from cottages, stalls and wood barracks, to acres of ceramic-walled packing and filling rooms, hundreds of research labs. Specialists from all parts of the world worked at Lederle on research and manufacture of almost every product made by a pharmaceutical company.

About the stamps
The stamps are part of the commemorative series Go Green, about which I wrote here.

Sender: Denise
Sent from Greenvale (New York / United States), on 17.11.2015
Photo: Ed Bollinger

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