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Title The Old Britton House
Object Name Postcard
Studio or Publisher Grimshaw, William J. [publisher]
Date ca. 1907-1925
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W postcard. Diagonal front and side view of the Britton Cottage on its original site in New Dorp, Staten Island. Much of the house is covered with ivy. Printed caption at top: "The Old Britton House / New Dorp Beach, Staten Island, N.Y." Printed lower left: "PUBL. BY / W.J. GRIMSHAW." Reverse has a divided back. Printed on reverse: "Post Cards of Quality. -- The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y." Handwritten inscription on reverse: "The Huguenot / church is as / beautiful as / ever and / I thank you / Love to your Mother / my dear / for sending / the [daily?] / picture to / me / Cordially / [Mrs?] Pouch".
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century, HRT)
Print size 3.5 x 5.375
Ownership and History The Britton Cottage, one of the oldest surviving houses in New York City, was built ca. 1670. Among the house's many residents over the centuries was the noted botanist Dr. Nathaniel Lord Britton, who served as the first director of the New York Botanical Garden.

The house was relocated to Historic Richmond Town in 1965.
Earliest Date 1907
Latest Date 1925
Subjects Houses
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.0252
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, August 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.