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Title [Boys on bobsled]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Barton
Date ca. 1898
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description B&W copy print. View of five boys seated on a long sled (bobsled) on Court Place at the corner of Center Street in Richmond, Staten Island. The Stephens-Black House is seen behind them, with the general store partially visible at far left. There is snow on the ground, on the window sills, and on the roofs. A woman is walking beside the Stephens-Black House at center. Another house can be seen in the background at right.
(Keywords: HRT, New York City)
Print size 5 x 7
Ownership and History This photograph shows a group of boys sledding down the hill on Court Place, a short roadway that runs between Center Street and Richmond Road near the Third County Courthouse. It is now part of Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island.

Behind the sled is the home that, in the 1890s, was owned by the adult children of Joseph and Mary Black. The Blacks had purchased the home and attached general store from the Stephens family in 1870.

An original print of this photograph is part of the Edwards/Barton Family Papers (MS237, series 7, item 17). The Bartons lived on Richmond Road at Court Place, close to the place shown in the photograph. The boys in the photograph have not been identified.
Earliest Date 1895
Latest Date 1900
Subjects Houses
General stores
Snow
Sleds & sleighs
Bobsleds
Children
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.1246
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, October 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.