HARRY B. ANTHONY was born in Philadelphia in 1849, and came to Camden at the age of 5 with his family. At the age of 23 he opened up a crockery business, Anthony's China Hall. In 1876 he made his father manager of the business, and went into the shoe manufacturing business. By the mid 1880s he had a factory turning out 4,000 pairs of shoes a week, and shipping to all points in the nation. 

Last a resident of Philadelphia, H.B. Anthony passed away on November 25, 1909.



Philadelphia Inquirer - July 21, 1885

Camden National Bank
H.B. Anthony
Dr. George W. Bailey
Irvin C. Beatty
Howard M. Cooper
John Cooper
James Davis
Herbert C. Felton
Philip H. Fowler
Zophar C. Howell
Zophar L. Howell
Rudolph W. Birdsall
William B. Mulford
Charles E. Thomas
Isaac C. Toone
Henry B. Wilson
Charles B. Coles
Isaac C. Martindale
Thomas Boyle
Kaighn Avenue
Locust Street

Historical and Industrial Review of Camden, N.J. - 1890


ONE of the oldest and most favorably thought of houses in this neighborhood is Anthony's China Hall, this business having been here many years, the present proprietor's son, H. B. Anthony, having established the business in 1868, and the present proprietor took hold of it January I4th, 1878.

The store is about 20x80 feet in dimension. Two floors are used as show rooms. Here may be found one of the most complete stocks in the city. All kinds and descriptions of China and Glassware abound as well as a large Lamp Department, in which may be found all the newest and handsomest designs, as well as a full line of Lamp Fittings. A large House Furnishing Goods Department is also run, in which everything of the kind may be found.

Six capable and genial assistants are employed. The Store is fitted with electric lights and is one of the handsomest in this section.

Mr. Anthony is a native of Northumberland, Northumberland County, Pa., but has been a resident of the city thirty-five years..

Philadelphia Inquirer - January 3, 1895

Masonic Temple Association
George Pfeiffer Jr. - Cooper B. Hatch
William H. Fredericks - Thomas McDowell - J.R. Eastlack 
Alfred Cramer - D.H. Gomersall - E.A. Austermuhl
Isaac Doughten -
H.B. Anthony - William S. Casselman
P. Weatherby - Wilbur F. Rose -
George W. Jessup



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Anthony's China Hall


Philadelphia Inquirer - November 28, 1909