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Title One of the Proposed Tunnels to Staten Island
Object Name Postcard
Date October 1, 1907
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W postcard. Illustration of the interior of a tunnel. Printed inscription at top: "Compliments of The Citizens Tunnel Com. of S.I. / HDQ. ROSEBANK, SI. / ONE OF THE PROPOSED TUNNELS TO STATEN ISLAND". Printed inscription at bottom: "11775 / UNDER THE BAY / TO NEW YORK / IN 7 MINUTES / UNDER THE NARROWS / TO BROOKLYN IN / 2 MINUTES". Printed on reverse: "Rosebank, Oct. 1, 1907 / Dear Sir: / You are urgently requested to / attend the Staten Island Tunnel / Hearing to be given to this Com- / mittee and others by the Public / Service Commission on Thursday, / October 3, 1907, at 10:30 a.m., at / 154 Nassau St., (Tribune B'ldg.) / 3rd floor. If you can not come, be / sure to send someone in your place. / Yours very truly, / The Citizens Tunnel Com of S.I. / Geo. Von Kromer, Chairman / Join ' THE MILLION CLUB ' / SEND FOR ENROLLMENT BLANK". Postcard is addressed to Albert E. Hadlock, 16 Tyson, N.B., and it is postmarked October 1, 1907.
(Keywords: New York City)
Print size 4 x 5.250
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Various tunnels have been envisioned as ways to connect Staten Island with neighboring land masses, but none has ever been completed.

Albert E. Hadlock, the man to whom this postcard is addressed, was an attorney who served as secretary to the President of the Borough of Richmond from 1898 to 1902, and later held various positions with the City of New York. In the early 1900s he also served as Secretary of the Staten Island Midland Railroad Company.
Earliest Date 1907
Latest Date 1907
Subjects Tunnels
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Hadlock, Albert E.
Catalog Number 96.035.0008
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, January 2016.

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