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Title [Wagner College students]
Object Name Postcard
Date ca. 1915
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W postcard. Humorous photograph; group portrait of 13 young men arranged in 3 rows. The 5 men in the front row are seated or lying on the floor; the 3 men in the center are posing as if intoxicated. They hold a "WAGNER" pennant and a ceramic jug; there is another jug and a glass bottle on the floor in front of them. The two men in the center row are seated; one man has a cigarette in his mouth. The 6 men in the back row are standing; two are smoking cigars and one has a cigarette; the man at far left is sticking out his tongue; one of the men in the center holds an American flag. They appear to be in a photographer's studio with a painted backdrop. Handwritten numbers in pencil along left edge: "171 122 122". Printed on reverse: "POST CARD / CORRESPONDENCE HERE / NAME AND ADDRESS HERE."
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 3.375 x 5.375
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Wagner College is located in the Grymes Hill neighborhood of Staten Island. This may be a group of students appearing in a theatrical production.
Earliest Date 1910
Latest Date 1920
Subjects Students
Group portraits
Universities & colleges
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 96.035.0010
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.