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Title Hay-ricks at old Billop house
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date October 1885
Description Original B&W print on beige cardboard mount. View of a row of four hay-ricks or hay barracks in Tottenville, Staten Island. Each hay barrack consists of four vertical poles with a hipped roof; hay is stored beneath the roof, which can be moved up and down on the poles. An additional haystack stands between the first and second hay barracks on the right; a man is seated on top of the haystack, and a woman leans on it at left; a long pole also leans on the haystack at right. One corner of another hay barrack can be seen at far right, with a wall and roof of another structure beyond it. Handwritten inscription on the reverse of the mount: "Hay-ricks at old Billop [sic] house / Tottenville S.I. Oct. '85."
(Keywords: New York, Billopp House, Conference House, Rural)
Print size 4.75 x 7.625
Acquisition Gift of the Village of Babylon Historical Preservation Society
Earliest Date 1885
Latest Date 1885
Subjects Hay
Haystacks
Agriculture
Farms
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 97.038.0016
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, September 2017.
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.