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Collection Name Politics Collection
Title [Consolidation ballot]
Date 1894
Description Printed on paper. Printed dashed line at top edge. Inscription on front: "'FOR / Consolidation." Handwritten inscription on front: "ninety eight / like this". Printed inscription on reverse: "CONSOLIDATION." This is a ballot from the November 6, 1894 vote on the issue of consolidation, which led to Staten Island becoming a borough of the City of New York in 1898.
(Keywords: New York City, Politics)

(This is a description of a single item within the Politics Collection. See collection record and/or item records of the same collection for additional information. Contact the Staten Island Historical Society Library for assistance.)

Biography and History On November 6, 1894, Staten Island residents voted in favor of becoming a borough of the City of New York, as did residents in the areas that became the boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. The consolidated City of New York became official on January 1, 1898.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.
Physical Extent 5.5" H. x 6.125" W.
Catalog Number X16.0049
Object Name Ballot
Archival Description Level Item
Parent Record MS241.000
Subjects Democracy
Municipal government
Earliest Date 1894
Latest Date 1894
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, November 2016.