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Title [Montgomery Avenue and Richmond Turnpike]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date 1900-1903
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on a gray cardboard mount. View of the intersection of Montgomery Avenue and Richmond Turnpike (later renamed Victory Boulevard) in Tompkinsville, Staten Island. There are commercial buildings along the right side of the street, and trolley (streetcar) tracks in the street. Five men stand in the street, looking toward the camera; the man at right wears a uniform. There is a striped barber's pole on the sidewalk in the middle distance. Sign on the building at right: "RICHMOND HOUSE / [RUBS]AM & HORRMANN EXTRA BEER. / COYLE & REILLY." Sign on a building at the far end of the street: "MONROE ECKSTEIN EXTRA LAGER BEER." There is a typed paper label glued to the mat below the photo: "MONTGOMERY AV. AND / VICTORY BLVD., TOMP. / 1900-1903." Handwritten inscription in pen on reverse of the mount: "About 1900-1903 / Montgomery Ave and Victory Blvd. / Donald Ward."
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 5 x 6.750
Ownership and History In the 1900 Federal census, Patrick O'Reilly, an immigrant from Ireland, is listed as a Saloon Keeper at 30 Richmond Turnpike. James Coyle, bartender, also from Ireland, is listed as a boarder in O'Reilly's home.
Earliest Date 1900
Latest Date 1903
Subjects Street railroads
Streets
Bars
Barbers
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Coyle, James
O'Reilly, Patrick
Catalog Number PH01.1415
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, June 2017.
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.