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Title Tompkinsville village
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Almstaedt, Isaac
Date ca. 1886
Collection Isaac Almstaedt Photograph Collection
Description 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
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Exhibit Label Heading Richmond Turnpike and Tompkins Avenue
(now Victory Boulevard and St. Mark's Place)
Staten Island
ca. 1886
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.
Earliest Date 1880
Latest Date 1890
Subjects Storefronts
Grocery stores
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 96.019.0034.B
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2011.
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