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Title [Ford automobile dealership]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Martini Studio
Date ca. 1908
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on a beige cardboard mount. Diagonal front view of a one-story brick building with address number "1020" above the door. Two signs on the building advertise Ford motor cars. The building has a glass door and two display windows, with a garage door in the center; one of the windows is decorated with American flag bunting. A sign on the building above the doors is partially obscured by a tree: "[---] MOTOR CAR CO." On the street in front of the building, 14 men stand in a row alongside 5 automobiles that are parked along the curb; all of the men look toward the camera. There is a signpost on the sidewalk: "SOCONY / MOTOR / GASOLINE." Printed inscription in the lower right corner of the mount: "Martini / Studio / 201 Richmond Ave., / Port Richmond, S.I."
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 4.750 x 6.875
Earliest Date 1905
Latest Date 1910
Subjects Automobile dealerships
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.1411
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, June 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.