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Title [Harold Applegate in his donkey cart]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1898
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on a white cardboard mount with gold edges. Young Harold Applegate of Port Richmond, Staten Island, is seated in a two-wheeled cart pulled by a donkey. They are on a lawn with a wooden fence and several bare trees in the background. Harold looks toward the camera; he has long ringlets and wears a cap and a suit with short pants. The cart pictured in this photo is in the Staten Island Historical Society collection (V4.8).
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 7.750 x 9.625
Acquisition From James S. McNee
Exhibit Label Heading Harold Applegate in his donkey cart
Staten Island
ca. 1898
Exhibit Label Text Harold Applegate was born in Port Richmond, Staten Island, on September 4, 1889. As an adult he lived in Monmouth County, New Jersey, where he worked as an optician.
Exhibit Label Text Along with the large manufacturers, a number of small independent carriage makers existed on Staten Island in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Michael Duff, whose signature appears on this donkey cart, is listed in the 1898 Staten Island business directory as a carriage- and wagonmaker with a shop on Post Avenue, near Jewett Avenue. The cart also has Harold Applegate's carved initials and the date March 6, 1903.

Earliest Date 1895
Latest Date 1900
Subjects Transportation
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Applegate, Harold
Duff, Michael
Catalog Number 70.008.0002
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2012.
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.