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Title [Israel Bedell and cows]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1900
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on gray cardboard mount. An older man with a long white beard stands in front of a stable; he stands in 3/4 view, with his right arm resting on the stable. Inside the building are two cows facing forward; one is chewing on hay. A large dog is partially visible in the foreground. Handwritten inscription in pen on reverse of mount: "Mr. Israel Bedell Acc 248"
(Keywords: New York, Rural).
Print size 3.875 x 4.5
Acquisition Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth M. Barton
Ownership 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. Their daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth M. Barton, donated this photograph to the Staten Island Historical Society in 1935.
Earliest Date 1895
Latest Date 1905
Subjects Agriculture
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Bedell, Israel
Catalog Number PH01.0023
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 2012.
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.