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Title [Midland Trolley]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Benedict, Coleman
Date ca. 1900
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description B&W print, likely made from original negative. Side view of an electric trolley car. Two men in uniform stand alongside the trolley, looking toward the camera. On the side of the trolley is the inscription "2 MIDLAND 2". Two women wearing large hats are seated inside. In the background is a building with tables and chairs on the porch. The location is identified as being near the Monroe Eckstein's Brewery, which was located in Castleton Corners, Staten Island.
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 8 x 10
Acquisition Gift of Grace Benedict Hyland
Ownership and History The Staten Island Midland Railroad Company operated several trolley lines on Staten Island before the establishment of automobile bus routes.

Photographer Coleman Benedict (1874-1932) was the son of Mary and Read Benedict. His father was a partner in Benedict Brothers timepiece and jewelry store in Manhattan. The U.S. census of 1900 listed Coleman Benedict as 26 years old and living with his parents in their Manor Road, Staten Island, home which was known as Ravenhurst.
Earliest Date 1895
Latest Date 1905
Subjects Street railroads
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 75.040.0001
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2012.
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.