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Title [Robert Cutting house]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1900-1905
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on beige cardboard mount. Two women, a man, a teenage girl, and a boy pose in front of a house. The man is seated in a horse-drawn wagon pulled by two horses; he wears a long white work coat over his clothing. The women and the girl stand in a row in the unpaved street in front of the house; the girl holds the reins of a horse. A boy on horseback is behind a wooden fence that runs along the edge of the street. There are two dogs in the street, one near the wagon and one near the women. The house is a plain two-story wood frame house; an outbuilding is partially visible behind the house. The reverse side of the mount has handwritten inscriptions in different handwritings: "Uncle Robert J. Cutting gave this / picture to Stephen L. & Ernestine Cutting June 6, 1915."; "Cutting House Vicinity of Rossville / exact location not known;" "#1 Bill Cutting in Wagon / 2 Steve Cutting on Horse / 3 / 4 Steve's Grandmother Mrs Robert Cutting / 5 Gertie Cutting sister of Steve / Identified by Benjamin Hannah 185 Fisher Ave / June 1952;" "Robert Cutting House # 102 Sharrott's Road '-- id'd by C. Sachs 11/23/82."
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 7.875 x 9.875
Acquisition Gift of Stephen Cutting
Ownership and History The names "Steve" and "Gertie" in the inscription refer to Stephen Laforge Cutting, born in 1885, and his sister Gertrude, born in 1886. The location of this photo was identified by a previous researcher as the home of Robert J. Cutting (1855-1941) at 102 Sharrott's Road in Charleston, Staten Island.

Robert's brother William (1858-1935) is seated in the wagon. William's occupation was variously listed in census records as Provision Dealer, Butcher, and Freight Agent, so the vehicle is likely his delivery wagon.
Earliest Date 1900
Latest Date 1905
Subjects Houses
Carts & wagons
Horses
Dogs
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Cutting, Robert J.
Cutting, William A.
Cutting, Stephen Laforge
Cutting, Gertrude E.
Catalog Number 50.025.0002
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, July 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.