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Title [Theatrical program at P.S. 29]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Miller, Henry
Date ca. 1923
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on brown cardboard mount. View of a theatrical performance on the stage at P.S. 29 in Staten Island. Most of the girls wear white or light color dresses and are standing. One girl is seated at left in a rocking chair, wearing a long skirt, a shawl, and a cap; another girl kneels next to her holding a book that they are both reading. There is a sign on a stand on the stage at right: "A GRANDMOTHER / 10 YEARS LATER", and another sign attached to the stage floor: "PS 29 / RICHMOND". Embossed inscription on mount below photo: "H. MILLER / WEST N. BRIGHTON. / S.I." Handwritten inscription in ink on reverse of mount: "Grade 8A / Ida Frank / June [the year has been crossed out]".
(Keywords: Public School, New York City, Twentieth Century)
Print size 6.125 x 8
Acquisition Gift of Jeff Frank in memory of Nathan C. Frank
Ownership and History The girl kneeling at left is Ida Frank (1910-1996), the daughter of Louis and Pauline Frank. Louis Frank operated a pharmacy at 1761 Richmond Turnpike (now Victory Boulevard), and in the 1920s the family lived upstairs from the business.
Earliest Date 1922
Latest Date 1924
Subjects Schools
Stages (Platforms)
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Frank, Ida
Catalog Number 05.004.0001
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, October 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.