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Collection Name Bedell Family Papers
Title [Mr. Israel Bedell and Mrs. Charlotte Bedell]
Date ca. 1890s
Description This is an individual item contained within archival collection MS120.

Original B&W photograph on gray cardboard mount. Informal portrait photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Israel Bedell seated indoors. Mr. Bedell is seated at left, in what appears to be a rocking chair; he has white or gray hair and a beard, and wears a suit with the coat unbuttoned. Mrs. Bedell is seated at right. She wears glasses, and her gray hair is drawn back; she wears a shirtwaist or blouse in a patterned fabric, with a high collar, pleated front, and puffed sleeves; her skirt appears to be made of a plain, dark fabric, also with pleats at the front. In the background at right, there is a cupboard in what appears to be the corner of a room; there are dishes on the shelves inside. A small sticker or decal with an image of holly leaves and berries is attached to the mount below the photo.
Biography and History Israel and Charlotte (Manee) Bedell, married in 1852, lived with their six children in a house on Amboy Road in Pleasant Plains, Staten Island. Israel worked as an oysterman.
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 6.75" H x 5.5" W
Acquisition From the Bedell family
Catalog Number 35.016.0002
Object Name Print, Photographic
Archival Description Level Item
Parent Record MS120.000
Subjects Couples
Portrait photographs
Earliest Date 1892
Latest Date 1905
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Bedell, Israel
Bedell, Charlotte (Manee)
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, September 2017.