|Title||View from Tompkinsville. Winter|
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Collection||Isaac Almstaedt Photograph Collection|
Original B&W photo on gray cardboard mount. View of the water and shoreline in winter; there are chunks of ice floating in the water. A long wooden pier extends into the water from the right. Two rowboats are tied under the pier, and there is a sign at the end of the pier: "ICE & MARKETING / FOR SHIPPING / FENDT'S / UNION MARKET". There are numerous buildings along the shoreline; they appear to be a mix of commercial buildings and houses. A building at right has a sign: "SCANDINAVIAN SHIP SMITH & C". The ground is covered with snow. In the distance is a hill with a building on top. Handwritten inscription in pen below the photo (probably the photographer's handwriting): "No 208 / View from Tompkinsville. Winter". The mount has tape binding along one edge, suggesting it may have been part of an album.
(Keywords: New York)
|Print size||4 x 6.5|
|Exhibit Label Heading||
|Exhibit Label Text||Almstaedt evidently braved the cold to create this image of his neighborhood's shoreline. He captured the unusual texture of the frozen bay, while the long line of the pier is echoed in the row of buildings facing the water.|
|Exhibit Label Text||The photograph was taken from the tip of Tompkinsville landing, a large pier near what is now the foot of Victory Boulevard. Buildings along the shoreline (Bay Street) include the Bay View House (far left), Meat Market, Mechanic Hall, and Scandinavian Ship Smith & C. (at right).|
Piers & wharves
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
|Support Acknowledgment||Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2012.|
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