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Title [Decker's Pharmacy]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1918
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. Diagonal front and side view of a small one-story wood frame building. There are numerous signs on the building, including: "DECKER'S PHARMACY;" "DRINK / Coca-Cola;" "CIGARS SODA / CONFECTIONERY;" "DRUGS / SODA;" "THE / SMOKE / SHOP;" "DEVELOPING / PRINTING;" and "ARTHUR F. DECKER PHARMACIST." Arthur F. Decker stands in front of the store, looking toward the camera; he wears a suit and a hat. Handwritten inscription in pen on reverse: "Dad in front of old store / circa 1918."
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century)
Print size 3.375 x 5.625
Acquisition Gift of Hon. and Mrs. Alfred J. Cawse
Ownership and History Arthur F. Decker (1880-1948) was a lifelong resident of Staten Island, living in Pleasant Plains and Tottenville. He worked as a pharmacist for more than 30 years, operating his own store on Amboy Road in Tottenville.

This photograph was donated to the Staten Island Historical Society in 1988 by his daughter, Janet (Decker) Cawse.
Earliest Date 1917
Latest Date 1919
Subjects Drugstores
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Decker, Arthur F.
Catalog Number 88.037.0013
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, March 2017.
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