|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Collection||Isaac Almstaedt Photograph Collection|
Original B&W photo on gray cardboard mount. View from an intersection, looking at two unpaved streets. In the center is a three-story corner building; the building has awnings on the first level with inscriptions "CHOICE WINES, LIQUORS & CIGARS." and "FINE GROCERIES." There are several horse-drawn carriages on the streets; trolley tracks are visible in the foreground. Handwritten inscription in pen below the photo (probably the photographer's handwriting): "No 231 / Tompkinsville Village". The mount has tape binding along one edge, suggesting it may have been part of an album.
(Keywords: New York)
|Print size||4.125 x 6.625|
|Exhibit Label Heading||
Richmond Turnpike and Tompkins Avenue
(now Victory Boulevard and St. Mark's Place)
|Exhibit Label Text||Almstaedt's home and studio were in one of the buildings seen to the right of the grocery store, behind the horse-drawn wagon. The spire of Brighton Heights Reformed Church is in the distance.|
|Exhibit Label Text||The building that was home to "Fine Groceries" appears to still stand (as of 2012) at Victory Boulevard and St. Mark's Place. This image includes a wealth of detail, including the roadside drainage and walkways in the foreground, trolley tracks, and a gas-powered street lamp at center.|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
|Support Acknowledgment||Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2011.|
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