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Title [Staten Island Electric Railroad Company emergency wagon]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1895-1900
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on a black cardboard mount. View of a horse-drawn wagon, as seen from a slightly elevated vantage point. Inscription on the side of the wagon: "STATEN ISLAND ELECTRIC R.R. CO. / EMERGENCY." A driver is seated in the front of the wagon; another man stands next to the wagon, and a third man stands behind the wagon, holding a box. All three of the men wear uniform caps. A fourth man stands at far right. There is a building across the street; a person is partially visible peering out from behind the curtains on the door's window.
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 6.750 x 8.750
Ownership and History The Staten Island Electric Railroad Company was one of several operators of trolley (streetcar) lines that served local residents.
Earliest Date 1895
Latest Date 1900
Subjects Carts & wagons
Street railroads
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.1416
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.