|Title||New Dorp S.I. Keystone Inn 253 Richmond Road|
|Object Name||Negative, Film|
|Collection||Albertype Company Collection|
Original B&W film negative. Diagonal front and side view of a 2 1/2-story building. Sign hanging above the door: "KEYSTONE INN / JACOB J. WUTZ PROP." Below that is another sign: ""R&H BEER / ON DRAUGHT." Sign on the side of the building: "BEER / GARDEN." Handwritten inscription along the bottom edge of the negative: "New Dorp S.I. Keystone Inn 253 Richmond Road."
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century)
|Acquisition||Gift of Wisconsin State Historical Society|
|Ownership and History||
The style of the car parked at right, and the signs advertising beer, suggest that this photo dates from the years after the end of Prohibition in 1933.
The Keystone Inn was located at 253 Richmond Road in New Dorp, Staten Island. The proprietor, Jacob John Wutz (1878-1938) immigrated to the U.S. from Germany in 1906. Jacob Wutz's name was among a list of alleged bootleggers arrested by Prohibition agents in March 1922, as reported in a New York Times article.
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Wutz, Jacob John
|Support Acknowledgment||Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 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.|