|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Collection||Staten Island Geographic Collection|
Original B&W print on off-white cardboard mount (cabinet card format). View of the front of a brick building, as seen from the street. The first floor has large windows on each side of a door with glass panes; the second floor has windows with shutters. A sign with inscription "CREDO'S HOTEL" extends out from the building and is supported by a post at the curb. Two men, four children, and a goat stand on the sidewalk in front of the building; another man stands in the doorway. The street is unpaved. Handwritten inscription in pencil on reverse of mount: "Taken around 1891 / Now Loft Candy Store / Bay St - Stapleton".
(Keywords: New York)
|Print size||5.5 x 4|
|Ownership and History||
Julius Credo (ca. 1830-1904) was the proprietor of Credo's Hotel on Bay Street in Stapleton, Staten Island. The hotel was mentioned in various newspapers in the 1880s and 1890s as a meeting place for fraternal and political organizations.
Julius Credo immigrated from Germany and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1860. Before becoming a hotel proprietor, he worked as a hatter. He and his wife Caroline were the parents of five children.
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
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