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Title [Hudson-Fulton Celebration]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date 1909
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. View of a parade float on a street in front of houses; the event is identified as the Hudson-Fulton Celebration of 1909. The float carries a sign, "CONSOLIDATED FIREWORKS CO.," and is decorated with large models of fireworks, wheels, rockets, etc., along with bunting and flags with stars and stripes. The float is pulled by horses, and spectators and additional horses also appear in the photo. Leafy trees are visible in the background.
Print size 4 x 6.24
Acquisition Collection of the Staten Island Historical Society
Ownership and History New York State's Hudson-Fulton celebration commemorated the 300th anniversary of Henry Hudson's exploration of the Hudson River and the centennial of Robert Fulton's invention of the steamship. Activities including parades, fireworks, and exhibitions took place in all five boroughs of New York City. Here the Consolidated Fireworks Company of Staten Island joins in a local parade.
Earliest Date 1909
Latest Date 1909
Subjects Parades & processions
Fireworks
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.0071
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 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.