|Collection Name||Bedell Family Papers|
|Title||[Mr. Israel Bedell and Mrs. Charlotte Bedell]|
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|
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Archival Description Level||Item|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Bedell, Charlotte Manee (Mrs. Israel Bedell)
|Support Acknowledgment||Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, September 2017.|