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Title Richmond Av. and Catherine St., P.R.
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Reilly, Thomas
Date August 9, 1912
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on a beige cardboard mount. View of an electric streetcar (trolley) on Richmond Avenue at Catherine Street in Port Richmond, Staten Island; the street sign for Catherine Street is seen on the corner. The trolley is stopped at the corner; the motorman stands at the front of the car, and a conductor stands on the side platform. Several passengers are seated in the car. Sign on the front of the streetcar: "BULLS HEAD." The number "62" is on the front of the streetcar. Several people stand in or near the street, including four children at right. Several buildings are visible in the background. Handwritten inscription in pencil on the mount at bottom left: "CONFIE - Motorman / Lee - Conductor." On the mount below the photo is a typed label: "RICHMOND AV. AND / CATHERINE ST., P.R. / 1912." Stamped inscription at the center of the bottom edge of the mount: ""Reilly / PORT RICHMOND, S.I." Handwritten inscriptions in pen on reverse of the mount, in several handwritings: "Property of / Donald Ward;" "Richmond Ave / and Catherine St.;" "Photograph / Taken Aug 9th 1912;" and "original."
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 7.250 x 9
Earliest Date 1912
Latest Date 1912
Subjects Street railroads
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.1419
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, June 2017.
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