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Title [George Meurer Furnishing Store]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date June 25, 1888
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on off-white cardboard mount. Front view of a store, seen from the street. Two men stand on the sidewalk in front of the door, looking toward the camera. A sign above the first floor has the same inscription on each side: "G. MEURER / HOUSE FURNISHING STORE" and in smaller print "CROCKERY & / GLASS WARE." Items displayed outside in front of the store include a wheelbarrow and gardening tools, wooden buckets, and a metal pail. A pitcher and other small items are displayed in the windows. Reverse side has two handwritten inscriptions in different handwriting: "Meurers Store / Bay St Stapleton" and "June 25 / 88."
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 5.375 x 4
Acquisition Gift of Mrs. Lillian Meurer
Ownership and History George Meurer (born in 1866) is listed in the 1886 Staten Island directory as "George Meurer, stoves, 233 Bay St., Stapleton," with his residence at the same address.
Earliest Date 1888
Latest Date 1888
Subjects Stores & shops
Storefronts
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Meurer, George
Catalog Number 50.024.0001
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, July 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.