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Title [Cataract Engine Company No. 2]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Lubliner
Date ca. 1890s
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on black cardboard mount. Group portrait of twenty men in firefighters' uniforms seated and standing on and near steps leading to a door; a man and a boy not in uniform stand at far left. Handwritten inscription on a slip of paper glued to the lower edge of the photo: "CATARACT 2." Handwritten inscription on the reverse of the mount: "Wallis L Booth / West New Brighton." Stamped inscription on the reverse of the mount: "Lubliner, / PHOTOGRAPHER, / 314 E. Houston St., New York."
(Keywords: North Shore Fire Department, NSFD)
Print size 6 x 8.25
Ownership and History Cataract Engine Company No. 2 was a volunteer fire company located in West New Brighton, Staten Island.
Earliest Date 1885
Latest Date 1905
Subjects Fire fighters
Group portraits
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.1458
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, July 2017.
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.