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Title [69th Street Ferry, St. George Terminal, ferry boat Gotham unloading]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Van Cott, Herbert L.
Date November 17, 1964
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on cream cardboard mount. View of the 69th Street Ferry Terminal and slip in St. George, Staten Island, seen from an elevated vantage point. A ferry boat is seen in the slip at right; the ferry has a sign with inscription: "GOTHAM." At center, a small building with an awning has two signs mounted on the roof: "Sealtest / ICE CREAM" and "SNACK BAR." In the middle ground, cars and trucks are disembarking and driving away from the ferry; one truck has inscription: "Rheingold." In the foreground, cars and trucks are waiting to board the ferry; a truck at lower right has inscription: "WACKERS EXPRESS / Serving / STATEN ISLAND & NEW YORK." Typed inscription on paper glued to the reverse of the mount: "TR-190 / 69th STREET FERRY / St. George, / Staten Island, Terminal / GOTHAM in slip / unloading / By Herbert L. Van Cott / Nov. 17, 1964."
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century)
Print size 3.5 x 4.5
Earliest Date 1964
Latest Date 1964
Subjects Ferries
Transportation
Transportation facilities
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.1440
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.