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Title [Heidemeyer's Delicatessen]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1900
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on gray cardboard mount. View of a storefront with a large sign: "DELICATESSEN." The storefront has two display windows, both of which have stacks of cans and boxes. There are several signs posted in the windows: "TRY MY / BEST COFFEE / Nothing Finer Anywhere.;" "VERY / CHOICE / COFFEE;" "WE / GUARANTEE / OUR / EGGS;" and "Sweet / Butter / always fresh." Three men stand in the doorway, looking toward the camera; they all wear white coats over their clothing. Handwritten inscription on reverse: "The 1st delicatessen store on S.I. / Victory Blvd, in Tompkinsville / Andrew Herman Heidemeyer, left, owner / 2 German immigrants, middle & right /..." Stamped inscription on reverse: "[--]ROSAN, / PHOTOGRAPHER, / 416 E. 64th St., N.Y."
(Keywords: Victory Boulevard, New York)
Print size 6.125 x 8
Acquisition Gift of Alvina M. Goller Klamt
Ownership and History The owner of this store, Andrew Herman Heidemeyer (1858-1945), immigrated to the U.S. from Germany around 1875.
Earliest Date 1890
Latest Date 1910
Subjects Delicatessens
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Heidemeyer, Andrew Herman
Catalog Number 87.036.0001
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.