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Title [Group in colonial costume outside Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Studio or Publisher Helene Photo Shoppe
Date February 22, 1932
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. Group portrait of women and men in Colonial style costumes, standing on the side lawn of the Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House in Dongan Hills, Staten Island. They are standing in front of a horse-drawn vehicle and a man on horseback wearing a tricorn hat. Trees with bare branches are behind them, and a portion of the Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House can be seen on the left. Handwritten inscription at lower left: "February 22nd / 1932" and at lower right: "Helene Photo Shoppe / St. George".
(Keywords: HRT, New York, Twentieth Century)
Print size 11 x 14
Ownership and History The occasion documented by this photograph was probably a celebration of George Washington's birthday; it was taken on the bicentennial of his birth. Standing at far right in this photo is Mrs. Newton D. Chapman, who held many community positions including Regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Vice President of the Staten Island Historical Society.
Earliest Date 1932
Latest Date 1932
Subjects Houses
Costumes
Historical reenactments
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Kennedy, Marie Alice (Bush) (Mrs. T. Livingstone Kennedy)
Seaman, Katherine S.
Steinrock, Charles Marquet
Chapman, Lucie Emily (Lyon)
Wisely, Anna Louise (Mrs. Edward D.)
Catalog Number PH01.0481
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 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.