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Title [Trolley at the St. George Ferry]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date 1911
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on a beige cardboard mount. View of an electric streetcar (trolley) in St. George, Staten Island. The trolley is stopped, with a conductor standing alongside. At right is a small wooden building with a sign above the door: "DESPATCHER." A man is inside the building, looking out a window on the side. There is a small sign on the ground, leaning against the side of the building: "SOUTH BEACH / HAPPY-LAND." Handwritten inscription in pencil on the mount at right, near the man in the building: "FRED / SPALL." On the mount below the photo is a typed label: "ST. GEORGE FERRY / 1911."
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 7.250 x 9
Ownership and History Frederick Spall (1872-1923) worked as a dispatcher and superintendent for the Richmond Light & Railroad Company.
Earliest Date 1911
Latest Date 1911
Subjects Street railroads
Ferries
Transportation
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Spall, Frederick
Catalog Number PH01.1414
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.