Museum logo

Photo Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Title [Roger Emmons in two wheel cart]
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date April 18, 1889
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Roger Emmons holds the reins of a two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage pulled by a pony. They are on the sidewalk along Pennsylvania Avenue, in front of a fence outside the Austen property, Clear Comfort, in Rosebank, Staten Island; the distinctive gate to the property is partially visible at far left. A hitching post appears in the foreground near the edge of the sidewalk.
Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History The Emmons family resided in Clifton, Staten Island, a short distance from the home of photographer Alice Austen. Roger Blake Emmons, seen here at age 6, was born January 6, 1883. He graduated from Harvard University in 1906, and held positions with the railroads in Texas, Boston, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. In 1912 he joined the Rock Plaster Manufacturing Company of New York, and a few years later began work for the J.G. Wilson Corporation of Norfolk, Virginia, a manufacturer of overhead doors.
Earliest Date 1889
Latest Date 1889
Subjects Horses
Carriages & coaches
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Emmons, Roger
Catalog Number 50.015.6667
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, January 2013.
Legal Status Images and text in this database are copyrighted by the Staten Island Historical Society unless otherwise noted. 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.