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Title [Opening of Castleton Avenue, New Brighton]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Steinrock, Charles M.
Date July 4, 1911
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. Side view of a horse-drawn carriage or wagon which has been decorated with floral swags, small American flags, and bunting, apparently to serve as a parade float. Two men (or a man and a boy) are in the driver's seat; other people, including children, are seated in the carriage as passengers. The carriage is pulled by two horses. Spectators are seen in the background. Handwritten inscription in pencil on the reverse of the mount: "Opening of Castleton Ave / July 4 1911." Inscription in a different handwriting: "Steinrock."
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 4 x 6.250
Ownership and History The "Castleton Avenue opening" inscription may refer to a section of Castleton Avenue described in a July 2, 1911 New York Times article about July 4 celebrations throughout the city: "...On the Castleton Avenue extension, between Columbia Street, West New Brighton, and Jewett Avenue, Port Richmond, there will be a concert at 8 P.M. and fireworks at 8:30 P.M..."
Earliest Date 1911.0
Latest Date 1911.0
Subjects Parades & processions
Celebrations
Carriages & coaches
Horses
Holidays
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.1391
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, June 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.