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Title [Richmond Terrace]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Steinrock, Charles M.
Date ca. 1888
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on tan cardboard mount. Front view of three adjacent buildings as seen from across an unpaved street. At left is a three-story wood frame building with a storefront on the first floor (possibly a barber shop; there are two poles with spiral stripes on either side of the door). In the center is a two-story brick building with large windows on the first floor; there are two doors, with signs above: "193" and " POST OFFICE;" a window on the second floor displays a sign: "LONG / DISTANCE / TELEPHONE" inside the shape of a bell. The two-story wood frame building at right is partially visible, with a storefront that appears to have a display of ceramic items. A utility pole is in the center of the image; to the left of the pole are several people looking toward the camera, including a man, a young man or teenager, and a boy. Handwritten inscriptions in pen on reverse (two different handwritings): "CENTER BUILDING / 1ST Telephone Building on S.I. / on Richmond Terrace (still standing 1972) / OVER POST OFFICE / c. 1888" and "Barber Shop. Post Office & Telephone Office / opposite Pine Residence / W.N. Brighton / S.I. N.Y." Stamped inscription on reverse: "C.M. STEINROCK / BIRDSBORO, / BERKS CO., PA."
(Keywords: West New Brighton, New York)
Print size 6 x 8
Acquisition Collection of the Staten Island Historical Society
Earliest Date 1885
Latest Date 1895
Subjects Post offices
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.0049
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.