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Title [Latourette Farm]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Wheeler, DeWitt C.
Date 1908 copyright
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on gray cardboard mount. View of an ox-cart drawn by two oxen. A man stands in front of the oxen, and a woman is seated in the wagon. They are in front of large barn with a lower wooden building attached at right. Impressed mark in the lower left corner of the photograph: "COPYRIGHT / 1908 / DEWITT C. WHEELER INC." Handwritten inscription on mount below photo: "LaTourette Farm LaTourette Hill Richmond".
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 4.250 x 6.250
Acquisition From Mrs. Effie W. Woodward
Ownership and History This view of the Latourette Farm in Richmond, Staten Island, appears to be staged, with posed and costumed models or actors. Photographer DeWitt C. Wheeler was known for his "song slides," still images that were projected to accompany the lyrics of a song (used in vaudeville houses and nickelodeons, and sometimes preceding silent films), so perhaps this image was created for that purpose.
Earliest Date 1908
Latest Date 1908
Subjects Agriculture
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 37.012.0001
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, October 2015.
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