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Title Richmond S.I. N.Y. Trackless Trolley
Object Name Negative, Film
Date 1921-1922
Collection Albertype Company Collection
Description Original B&W film negative. Front view of the Third County Courthouse in Richmond, Staten Island. A trackless trolley is stopped on Court Place at the corner of Center Street. There is a driver behind the wheel, and a man stands next to the trolley with one foot on the trolley steps. Another man stands on the street at left. Inscriptions on the trolley: "TRACKLESS / TROLLEY / 302" and "DEPARTMENT OF PLANT AND STRUCTURES." Handwritten inscription along the bottom edge of the negative: "Richmond S.I. N.Y. Trackless Trolley."
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century, Historic Richmond Town, HRT)
Acquisition Gift of Wisconsin State Historical Society
Ownership and History The Third County Courthouse still stands as the Visitor Center at Historic Richmond Town. At the time this photo was taken, the building had been mostly abandoned as a government center, following the relocation of most government offices to St. George on the north shore of Staten Island.
Earliest Date 1921
Latest Date 1922
Subjects Government facilities
Street railroads
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Davis, William T.
Catalog Number 53.012.0540
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 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.