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Title [Ferry boat "Richmond" interior]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1910
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print (now sepia tone) on a dark gray cardboard mount. View of the interior of a ferry boat with decorative wood paneling and benches with scrolled iron hand rails. There are three men near the center of the image who appear to be working at the bottom of a staircase; one man is holding a hand tool, and a broom is leaning against the paneling nearby.
(Keywords: New York City)
Print size 4 x 5
Ownership and History The ferry boat "Richmond" was launched in 1905. It was part of a fleet of new boats constructed for New York City's municipal ferry service which took the place of the earlier Staten Island Rapid Transit ferry service. The name "Richmond" represents both the county government for Staten Island and the official name of the borough which was established in 1898. The other new boats were named for the other boroughs: Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens.
Earliest Date 1905
Latest Date 1915
Subjects Ferries
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.0491
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, July 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.