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Title [Vogel's Hotel and Beer Garden]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1910
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on beige cardboard mount. Group portrait of 14 men standing behind a large pile of what appear to be clams and lobsters. The pile is partially covered by a canvas, and smoke is emanating from the pile. At right is a board on barrels to serve as a table; metal pans and ceramic gravy boats are on the table. There are two wooden buckets on the ground next to the table. Three of the men wear white coats; several of the other men hold various tools, including a rake and a pitchfork. One man holds up a lobster. There is a two-story building in the background at right. Inscription on the reverse identifies the scene as a clambake at Vogel's Hotel and Beer Garden, Arthur Kill Road, Richmond Valley, Staten Island, ca. 1910, with Mr. Vogel standing at far right. The location was sometimes referred to as Tottenville.
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 7.125 x 10.125
Ownership and History This may be the same restaurant that was included in a list of businesses raided by Prohibition agents, as reported in the New York Times on March 30, 1922: "...In sweeping through Staten Island on Tuesday, it was reported at prohibition headquarters yesterday, agents Peter Reager and John Kerrigan made the following arrests: ...Louis Vogel, owner and bartender, 5331 Arthur Kill Road, Tottenville..."
Earliest Date 1905
Latest Date 1915
Subjects Group portraits
Clambakes
Restaurants
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.1347
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, March 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.