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Title [Isaacs family home]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1905-1910
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on gray cardboard mount. Diagonal front and side view of a two-story house with a porch. Three men and two women stand on the lawn in front of the house; a third woman stands on the porch, and a fourth woman is seated in a rocking chair on the porch. Handwritten inscription on reverse of mount: "1446 / Richmond Terrace / Isaac's House / Corner John Street / off W.N. Brighton / R.R. Station / 1890's / 1900's".
(Keywords: West New Brighton, New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 6.25 x 8.25
Ownership and History The people in this photo are most likely members of the Isaacs family, one of the first Jewish families to settle on Staten Island. Askel Isaacs (ca. 1862-1926) worked for many years as a merchant, and was a founding member and vice president of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun. The 1910 census lists Askel and his wife, Doris, living at 1446 Richmond Terrace with their three sons and two daughters.
Earliest Date 1905
Latest Date 1910
Subjects Houses
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Isaacs, Askel
Isaacs, Arthur
Isaacs, Carl D.
Isaacs, Jessie
Isaacs, Max
Catalog Number PH01.1218
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, April 2016.
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.