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Title Auction Sale Plot No. 2
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date May 23, 1908
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on black cardboard mount. View of an open field with a large tent at right; a crowd of people (mostly men, with a few women and children) stand or sit with their backs to the camera. All of the men wear suits and hats. In the center of the image is a man standing at a podium; he appears to be reading from a paper. In the distance is a row of trees in bloom. Printed inscription at bottom of photo: "AUCTION SALE PLOT NO 2. DECKER HEIGHTS / MAY 23-08. H.J. SHARRETT. AUCTIONEER."
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 6.5 x 8.5
Acquisition From Horatio J. Sharrett
Ownership and History Horatio J. Sharrett (1870-1946) was a real estate and insurance agent with an office on Richmond Avenue in Port Richmond, Staten Island. A brief article in the New York Times of March 8, 1908, described another of Mr. Sharrett's auctions of property in the same Port Richmond neighborhood: "H.J. Sharrett will sell at auction on Saturday, March 21, in Masonic Hall, Port Richmond, several Staten Island properties. Among the parcels to be offered are thirty lots at Decker Heights, on Decker and Lexington Avenues and Catharine Street..."
Earliest Date 1908
Latest Date 1908
Subjects Auctioneers
Real estate business
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Sharrett, Horatio Judah
Catalog Number 36.015.0003
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, October 2015.
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