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Name Kolff, Cornelius
Born Sept. 2, 1860
Place of Birth New York City, NY
Died Feb. 27, 1950
Place of Death Staten Island, NY

Associated Records

Transportation Collection - Transportation Collection

This is an artificial archival collection, meaning that it was assembled by the Staten Island Historical Society from various sources (known and unknown), rather than an organic collection from a particular family or organization. The collection is approximately 3 linear feet in size. Materials are mostly paper-based, with some photographic items. The collection is arranged alphabetically by subject, and mostly includes material related to transportation on Staten Island. The largest subject categories include Bridges, Buses, Highways & Roads, and Railroads (including the SIRT). Other subject categories include Automobile, Board of Estimate, Canals, Ferries, Horses & Horse-drawn Vehicles,

Image of Transportation Collection - Transportation Map of Staten Island

Transportation Collection - Transportation Map of Staten Island

Advertising brochure and map, showing transportation lines of Tompkins Bus Corp., Staten Island Rapid Transit, and trolley lines. The brochure is comprised of a single sheet of tan paper folded into four segments. On one side of the sheet are four vertical text panels with orange and red borders and black printed text. The title panel reads, "TRANSPORTATION / MAP / OF / STATEN ISLAND / SHOWING LINES / OF / TOMPKINS BUS CORP. / STATEN ISLAND RAPID TRANSIT / TROLLEY LINES / PREPARED FOR AND PUBLISHED BY / CORNELIUS G. KOLFF, INC. / STATEN ISLAND REAL ESTATE AGENTS / FOR 40 YEARS / CORN EXCHANGE BANK BUILDING / ST. GEORGE, STATEN ISLAND / PRINTED BY JOHN WILLIG PRESS, INC., STAPLETON." Oth

Real Estate Collection - Real Estate Collection

This is an artificial archival collection, meaning that it was assembled by the Staten Island Historical Society from various sources (known and unknown), rather than an organic collection from a particular family or organization. The collection is approximately 4 linear feet in size. Materials are mostly paper-based. The collection is arranged into the following series: Locations. This series consists of advertising and ephemera associated with a geographic location, arranged alphabetically by location (Staten Island town names, New Jersey). Businesses & Organizations. This series consists of advertising and ephemera for real estate properties that could not be associated with a

Real Estate Collection - Series: Businesses and Organizations

This series consists of materials associated with the real estate industry, arranged alphabetically by name (business name, organization name, or individual's last name). Materials are mostly paper-based. The businesses and organizations represented include: Adams (Mrs. M. M., real estate office); Century 21; Day (Joseph P., auctioneer); Gandy; Hamilton Bank Note Co. (printer); Kolff (Cornelius C.); Mouner (John Paul); New York City (Dept. of General Services, Dept. of Taxes and Assessments, Tax Commission); Norman (Frederick K.); Ostrander; Prall (Bryan, appraiser); Real Estate Trust Co. of New York; Realty World; Richmond Committee of Mayor's Committee on Property

Image of Hat, Top - Top Hat

Hat, Top - Top Hat

Man's top hat of black silk plush. Cylindrical crown with flat top; crown is slightly flared at top and bottom. Curved brim with bound edges. Black felt hatband. Cream silk lining with white leather headband. Mark printed on lining: "SUPERFINE / MOVEO ET PROFICIO / KNOX / NEW YORK." Initials in applied gold stickers below the mark: "CGK." (Keywords: Fashion, Accessory, Silk Beaver, Twentieth Century, New York)