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Title [Satterlee Museum]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1875-1890
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on off-white cardboard mount with gold edge. Interior view of a room in the Satterlee Museum on Pendleton Place in New Brighton, Staten Island. In the center is a table that holds a small cabinet and a stuffed peacock. The walls are covered with bookshelves, above which are display cases with what appear to be arrow heads and rock specimens. To the right of the peacock are two vertical stands holding swords and other implements. Mounted on the walls above the display cases are various tools and implements. Two lighting fixtures hang from the ceiling (they appear to be gas lights).
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 6 x 8.125
Acquisition Collection of the Staten Island Historical Society
Ownership and History In the 1870s, Livingston Satterlee (1838-1902), a Staten Island resident, created a museum at his home. The museum was briefly described in the 1929 book "Staten Island and Its People": "General Satterlee resided about 1874 in a retired locality on Pendleton Avenue, New Brighton, where in a separate building he had a collection of Indian implements, herbarium specimens, etc. One of the early meetings of the Natural Science Association, of which he became a member in 1883, was held in his museum."
Earliest Date 1874
Latest Date 1900
Subjects Interiors
Exhibition buildings
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Satterlee, Livingston
Catalog Number PH01.0340
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, November 2015.
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.