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Title [Staten Island Academy graduating class]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date Spring 1902
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on gray cardboard mount. Group portrait of teenage boys and girls posed outside on a lawn in front of an ivy-covered wall with a window. A man, probably the teacher, is seated in the center of the group. Handwritten inscriptions in pencil on reverse: "Spring 1902 / Marguerite Chaffajon" [spelling is uncertain] and "graduating class at / S.I. Academy." Also on the reverse is a handwritten list of names in various handwritings (perhaps these are the signatures of the students seen in the photo): "Monroe N. Wetmore / Ralph M. Pole. / Lily Janin. / Adaline P.D. Trask. / Louisita M. Fetherston. / Edith White Lawrence. / Martha E. Davenport / Martin R. Porter. / Lulu M. Kappes. / Lester W. Clark, Jr. / Ethel Barton. / W. Armour Johnston, Jr. / Albin Warth."
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 6 x 8.125
Acquisition Gift of Dr. Pierson Jessup
Earliest Date 1902
Latest Date 1902
Subjects Schools
Group portraits
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Jessup, Marguerite (Chaffangon)
Catalog Number 71.015.0001
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, June 2017.
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.