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Title [Henry E. Cleveland with hay wagon]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date 1878
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on a black cardboard mount. Side view of horse-drawn hay wagon with slanted sides; a man is standing at right, in front of the horse. Two low buildings are in background at right; in the background at left is a hipped roof covering a pile of hay; the visible corner of the roof is supported by a wooden pole. Handwritten inscriptions on reverse: "Taken in 1878 / Property of Geo. L. Egbert-- / Mr. Cleveland-- / Principal of P.S. 13 -- for 35-40 years".
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 4.5 x 8
Ownership and History The man in this photo is Henry E. Cleveland, a Staten Island school teacher for more than forty years. He is seen here on his farm in Dongan Hills.

The tall structure in the background at left is known as a hay barrack. It consists of a moveable roof supported on four poles; the roof can be moved up or down depending on how much hay is stored beneath.

Earliest Date 1878
Latest Date 1878
Subjects Transportation
Horses
Haystacks
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Cleveland, Henry E.
Catalog Number PH01.1177
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, March 2016.
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.