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Title [Richmond Post #524 GAR]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date 1907
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on tan cardboard mount. Group portrait of men and women posed in four rows; many of the people are wearing uniforms. The first row is five men seated on the ground; two hold fifes and three have drums. Inscription on the large drum: "THE RICHMOND FIFE DRUM & BUGLE CORPS.", with a central design of a large "R" with an eagle and flags. The second row of men is seated on chairs; the third row of men is standing; and the fourth rows is all women, also standing. They are on a sidewalk with a street in the foreground; behind them is a building with glass windows that are covered with large American flags. Inscription on the awning above: "SIMONSON - FLORIST." Inscription on the glass above the door: "SIMONSON". Identified as the last photograph of Richmond Post #524, Grand Army of the Republic, Staten Island.
(Keywords: GAR, Grand Army of the Republic, New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 7.625 x 9.625
Acquisition Gift of William Morgan
Earliest Date 1907
Latest Date 1907
Subjects Military organizations
Group portraits
Civil wars
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Simonson, Joseph
Catalog Number 48.009.0008
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.