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Title Dan Wenz wagon
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date October 2, 1909
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on black cardboard mount. Diagonal front and side view of a highly decorated horse-drawn wagon pulled by two horses. Two boys stand alongside the wagon, looking toward the camera; one wears white gloves, a sash, and badges. The wagon is decorated with garlands, flowers, paper bells, and American flags; women, boys and girls are seated in the wagon, looking out through the decorations. A young man and woman sit in the driver's seat; the man holds the reins. The wagon's wheels are covered with flowers, and the side of the wagon is draped with American flag bunting. The horses' harness is also decorated with flowers. Handwritten inscription in pen on photo at bottom edge: "DAN WENZ WAGON". Handwritten inscription in pen on mount below photo: "JOE". Handwritten inscription in ink on reverse of mount: "Joe Wenz and sister Anne Egbert in drivers seat".
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 6 x 8.125
Acquisition Collection of the Staten Island Historical Society
Ownership and History A "Great Historical Parade" with floats depicting episodes in New York's history was a central part of the 1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration on Staten Island. The Columbia Cornet Band and a "Living Flag" composed of 200 school girls were other notable features of the celebration, which commemorated the 300th anniversary of Henry Hudson's exploration of the Hudson River and the centennial of Robert Fulton's invention of the steamship.
Earliest Date 1909
Latest Date 1909
Subjects Parades & processions
Floats (Parades)
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.0120
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, November 2015.
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.