|Title||[Parlor at Erastus Wiman home]|
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Collection||Staten Island Geographic Collection|
Original B&W print on black cardboard mount with red edges. Interior view of a parlor at Tantallon, the home of Erastus Wiman on St. Mark's Place in St. George, Staten Island. There is a fireplace at right with a deep mantel supported by two columns, and a large mirror above. A gas chandelier hangs in the center of the room. Furnishings include a table against the wall; a small side table with feet carved in the shape of fish or serpent heads; 2 upholstered chairs; a rocking chair; and a desk. A peacock figure with real peacock tail feathers stands on the floor in front of the fireplace, with andirons on either side. A framed painting of a woman hangs on the wall above the table. The reverse side of the mount has an adhered handwritten label: "Property of / Maude G. Walker / 796 Todt Hill Road / S.I.-4, N.Y. / (Tantallan) [sic]".
(Keywords: New York)
|Print size||7.250 x 9.750|
|Ownership and History||
Erastus Wiman (1834-1904) was a Staten Island developer, promoter, and businessman. Among his notable accomplishments, he consolidated the Island's transportation network; initiated central electric power, telegraph, and telephone service; and constructed the first railroad bridge connecting Staten Island to New Jersey.
Maude G. Walker, whose name appears in the inscription on the reverse of the photo, was a granddaughter of Erastus Wiman.
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
|Support Acknowledgment||Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, October 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.|