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Title [Prices Island]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Fingado, Raymond C.
Date September 1939
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. Four men stand in a row, all looking toward the camera. They are in front of a small wooden shack; a ladder leans against the side of the building. Another man is partially visible seated in the doorway. There is tall grass in the foreground, and water is visible in the distance. The man standing at left, wearing a suit and holding a briefcase, is William T. Davis. Handwritten inscription on the reverse: "File under Prices Island / Wood gathers, posed with / Wm. T. Davis. They dismantle / old barges and sell the wood / along inlet at Travis." Photo by Raymond C. Fingado, September 1939.
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century)
Print size 3.5 x 4.625
Ownership and History William T. Davis (1862-1945), a lifelong resident of Staten Island, was noted in his obituary as "the world's foremost authority on locusts." He was one of the founders of the Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences, and served as president of the Staten Island Historical Society from 1922 to 1938.
Earliest Date 1939
Latest Date 1939
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Davis, William T.
Catalog Number PH01.1421
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, July 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.