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Title [Martling's Pond, West New Brighton]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Almstaedt, Isaac
Date ca. 1885
Collection Isaac Almstaedt Photograph Collection
Description Original B&W photo on gray cardboard mount. View of Martling's Pond in West New Brighton, Staten Island, surrounded by trees in bloom. A man and woman are in the foreground at left; the man stands and the woman is seated on the ground. Both look out toward the water. Handwritten inscription in pencil below the photo (probably the photographer's handwriting): "257". The mount has tape binding along one edge, suggesting it may have been part of an album.
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 4 x 6.750
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Exhibit Label Heading Martling's Pond (now Clove Lakes Park)
West New Brighton, Staten Island
ca. 1885
Exhibit Label Text Almstaedt frequently posed people within his landscapes as a way of adding a focal point to the scene. The lady and gentleman in the picture had to stay still while Almstaedt created the image.
Exhibit Label Text Martling's is one of several ponds in the area of West New Brighton that became Clove Lakes Park in 1926. It is named for the family of Johannes Martling, who settled on Staten Island in the late 17th century.
Earliest Date 1880
Latest Date 1890
Subjects Landscape photographs
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 96.019.0042.B
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 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.