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Title "Duke" at his shoemaker's
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date October 1885
Description Original B&W print on beige cardboard mount. View of two blacksmiths or farriers shoeing horses in New Springville, Staten Island. They stand in front of a wooden building with open double doors. A third man or boy leans in the doorway. The man at right supports a horse's rear hoof on his left thigh; he is leaning over to hold the hoof with his left hand, and holds a hammer in his right. A box of tools and a hat are on the ground next to the horse. The man at left leans forward to hold a horse's front hoof between his knees, and holds a hammer in his right hand. Handwritten inscription on the reverse of the mount: " 'Duke' at his shoemaker's. / Springville S.I. Oct. 1885."
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 4.625 x 7.5
Acquisition Gift of the Village of Babylon Historical Preservation Society
Earliest Date 1885
Latest Date 1885
Subjects Blacksmithing
Blacksmiths
Horses
Horseshoes
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 97.038.0011
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, September 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.