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Title [First Class, Port Richmond Day Nursery]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1895
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print (now sepia tone) on gray cardboard mount. Group portrait of young boys and girls standing in front of, and on the steps of, a clapboard building; a fence is in the foreground. Three women stand among the children on the steps. Handwritten inscription in pen on reverse: "First Class / Port Richmond Day Nursery".
Print size 6.250 x 8.375
Acquisition Gift of Joseph H. Wadas
Ownership and History The Port Richmond Day Nursery was founded ca. 1895 in a small house at 36 Maple Avenue in Port Richmond, Staten Island. It subsequently moved to a nearby location at 93 Park Avenue. It was supported by voluntary contributions, donations at Thanksgiving and Christmas and collections made by various churches. In 1908 it was able to provide child care for about 2,000 children. The Day Nursery is still in existence as of 2015, located at 166 Lockman Avenue in Mariners Harbor.
Earliest Date 1895
Latest Date 1897
Subjects Nurseries
Group portraits
Children
Charitable organizations
Day care
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 77.034.0001
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, September 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.