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Title Marjorie, sitting on the big arm chair
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Benedict, Coleman
Date ca. 1902
Collection Coleman Benedict Photograph Collection
Description B&W copy print, probably made from the original negative. Marjorie Benedict, daughter of the photographer, sits in an armchair that has been place outdoors on a lawn. She holds a fabric doll. Inscription on the reverse identifies this as "Marjorie, sitting on the big arm chair," photo by Coleman Benedict. Location is not known, but probably Staten Island.
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 5 x 7
Acquisition Gift of Grace Benedict Hyland
Ownership and History This photograph was taken by Coleman Benedict (1874-1932), an amateur photographer. His profession was jeweler, working with his father and other family members at the Benedict Brothers jewelry and clock business that was founded in 1819 by his grandfather, Samuel Ward Benedict. Coleman Benedict's obituary in the New York Times noted that "he was regarded as a gem expert and an experienced clock maker."

Marjorie was born
Earliest Date 1901
Latest Date 1902
Subjects Children
Dolls
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Benedict, Coleman
Catalog Number 75.040.0012
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.