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Title [Atlantic Terra Cotta Company workers]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1920
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print (or possibly a vintage copy print). Group portrait of eight men seated outdoors with a small shingle-roofed building behind them. Six of the men are sitting or leaning on a fence, and two men sit lower on a board in front of the fence. Some of the men wear coats or ties, and all wear caps or hats. (84.026.026, 84.026.027, 84.026.029 are all versions of the same photograph.)
(Keywords: New York City)
Print size 3.25
Film Size 4.75
Acquisition Gift of Vera Sieger
Ownership and History This photograph may have been taken at the Atlantic Terra Cotta Company plant in Tottenville, Staten Island. The man with the mustache who appears at the center of the photograph (seated) has been identified as Herman Guether. Mr. Guether is listed with occupation "Foreman, Terra Cotta" in the New York State census of 1925, which also lists his place of birth as Germany. The man in the upper row at right is identified as Bill Price of Tottenville.
Earliest Date 1910
Latest Date 1930
Subjects Ceramic industries
Employees
Terra-cotta
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Guether, Herman Paul
Catalog Number 84.026.0029
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2015.
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