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Title N.Y. Yacht Club House. Interior
Object Name Stereoview
Photographer Almstaedt, Isaac
Date ca. 1885
Collection Isaac Almstaedt Photograph Collection
Description Original B&W print on a cardboard mount; the mount is orange on the front and purple on the reverse. Interior view of a room with several square tables set for a meal; the tables are set with tablecloths, plates, glasses, decanters, napkins, and silverware. A painting or print of a boat hangs on the far wall beside open pocket doors. Through the doors another room is visible, furnished with upholstered seating. Handwritten inscription in pen below the photo, possibly the photographer's handwriting: "N.Y. Yacht Club House. Interior." Handwritten inscription on reverse of mount in pencil: "Located Stapleton Ferry / Landing # 2 Built 1875". Printed inscription on reverse of mount: "Staten Island Gems, / No. / I. ALMSTAEDT, PHOTOGRAPHER, / TOMPKINSVILLE, S.I. / Duplicates can always be had."
(Keywords: Stapleton, Edgewater, New York)
Print size 4 x 6.75
Ownership and History This picture was made during the brief period when the New York Yacht Club had facilities on Staten Island.

The New York Yacht Club was formed in 1844, and their first clubhouse was in Hoboken, New Jersey. In 1868 the club established facilities at Clifton, Staten Island (in a building that is now a New York City landmark known as the McFarlane-Bredt House). The club's headquarters moved off Staten Island in the 1870s, but in the 1880s the building photographed by Almstaedt was erected in Stapleton as a viewing place to watch races. It was one of eleven stations along the east coast racing and cruising route that were maintained by the New York Yacht Club for the convenience of its members.
Earliest Date 1875
Latest Date 1885
Subjects Clubhouses
Table settings & decorations
Yacht clubs
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.1009
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, May 2016.
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.