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Title [Richmond Road and Arthur Kill Road, Richmond, Staten Island]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1940s-1950s
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. Photograph showing a civic gathering in Richmond, Staten Island. View of an open grassy area with Richmond Road in the foreground and Arthur Kill Road in the distance. A crowd is gathered around a flagpole near Arthur Kill Road, and many of the people are holding American flags. At left is the Voorlezer's House (now part of Historic Richmond Town), and the edge of the Treasure House (also part of Historic Richmond Town) is visible at far right. A third structure is behind the crowd. Cars and buses are parked along both streets, and wires are suspended from telephone poles.
(Keywords: Automobile, New York, HRT)
Print size 3.250 x 4.5
Acquisition Gift of Eleanor Brennan
Ownership and History More research is needed, but this photograph may have been taken on "Historic Richmond Day," a dedication of the Voorlezer's House which took place on May 23, 1947. It was planned as part of the centennial celebration of the New York City Board of Education. The Voorlezer's House was celebrated on that day as a significant historic structure which once housed an early colonial school.
Earliest Date 1940
Latest Date 1960
Subjects Streets
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 98.024.0005
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, May 2013.
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.