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Title [Princes Bay Library]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Sperr, Percy Loomis
Date 1923
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. Diagonal front and side view of a small building on Amboy Road in Pleasant Plains, Staten Island. A sign is mounted over the center double doors: "CITIZENS ENGINE CO. NO 1.," and another sign is mounted over an open door at left: "NEW YORK / PUBLIC LIBRARY / PRINCE BAY STATION / [...]." Two children stand in the doorway; a truck is parked in front. The truck's side and rear doors are open; it has large windows, through which can be seen shelves full of books (a bookmobile). A two-story building is in the background, with a sign on the sidewalk partly obscured by a utility pole: "[C]ASTLES / ICE / CREAM." Handwritten inscription on reverse: "AMBOY RD / PLEASANT PLAINS;" stamped inscription on reverse: "PERCY SPERR."
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century)
Print size 4 x 6
Earliest Date 1923
Latest Date 1923
Subjects Fire stations
Libraries
Trucks
Bookmobiles
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.1569
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, August 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.