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Title [Meurer & Co. Paper-Hanging & Upholstering]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1890-1910
Collection Meurer Family Papers
Description Original B&W print on beige cardboard mount. Front view of a three-story brick building (one of a row of buildings). A man, probably Eduard C. Meurer, stands in front of the door. The building has large plate glass storefront windows on the ground floor, a cornice at the roof line, and flags mounted at left and right on the roof. Sign mounted on the roof: "PAPER HANGING & UPHOLSTERING." Two identical signs over the sidewalk: "MEURER & CO. / PAPER-HANGING & UPHOLSTERING." Samples of papers or textiles are on display in some of the windows. Sign on the neighboring building at left: "[...] OF E[D]GEWATER." Semicircular windows over the doors have street numbers, from left to right: "168", "166", and "16[?]"; the building at right has street number "162" on a large sign over the door. There is a baby carriage on the sidewalk at far right. An unpaved street is in the foreground, with a utility pole at far left.
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 7.5 x 9
Acquisition Gift of Maria Szabadhegy
Ownership and History The Meurer store was located on Bay Street in Stapleton, Staten Island.
Earliest Date 1885
Latest Date 1910
Subjects Stores & shops
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Meurer, Eduard C.
Catalog Number 96.038.0003
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.