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Title [Staten Island delegates, 1908 Democratic National Convention]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date 1908
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on tan cardboard mount. Group portrait of 19 men in four rows. The men all wear suits, and most have badges pinned to their coats. In the upper left corner is an oval inset with a bust portrait photo of a man. A printed list on the mount below the photo identifies the men; in the center of the list is a photo image of a badge with inscriptions "DENVER 1908 / RICHMOND COUNTY / NEW YORK", with a 5-pointed star (the symbol of the Richmond County Democratic Committee). The names appear to correspond to the order in which the men are posed (left to right, top row to bottom row, including the oval inset photo): (top row) S.S. McGrath; T. Kieran; W.J. Cole; D.J. Roach; P.M. Abrahams; (second row from top) T. Kenny; W. Wheeler; A.C. Fach; W.J. Rague; J.E. Bowe; (third row from top) I. Almstaedt; R.A. Helm; C.J.M. McCormack; J.H. Clark; A.C. Nellis; G.C. Dempsey; (front row) J.J. McHenry; F. Ferger; R. Dunn; L.W. Widdecome.
(Keywords: Politics, New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 7.250 x 9.250
Acquisition Gift of Timothy Sullivan
Ownership and History This is a group portrait of Staten Island delegates to the 1908 Democratic National Convention, which took place in Denver, Colorado, from July 7-10.

The Richmond County Advance of Saturday, July 4, 1908, noted the delegates' departure for the convention: "Off for Denver. This morning a number of Staten Islanders interested in the Democratic Presidential Convention, to convene at Denver, Colorado, next week, will leave for that city, among them being Charles J. McCormack, John Bowe, John Widdecombe, Morgan L. Ryan, Albert Fach, Thomas Kenney, Guy C. Dempster, James H. Clark, Thomas Kieran, D.J. Roach, Frederick Keyes, A.C. Nellis, P.M. Abrams, William Wheeler, W.J. Rague, Isaac Almstaedt, R.A. Helm, W.J. Cole, and Richard Dunn."
Earliest Date 1908
Latest Date 1908
Subjects Political conventions
Group portraits
Lexicon Sub-category Art
Associated People Widdecombe, Lawrence W.
Almstaedt, Isaac
McCormack, Charles J.
Clark, James Henry
Fach, Albert C.
Widdecombe, John
Kieran, Thomas
Catalog Number PH01.0153
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, August 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.