|Title||[Martling's Pond, West New Brighton]|
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Collection||Isaac Almstaedt Photograph Collection|
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|
|Exhibit Label Heading||
Martling's Pond (now Clove Lakes Park)
West New Brighton, Staten Island
|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.|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
|Support Acknowledgment||Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2012.|
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