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Title [Staten Island Academy football team]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Koenig, Max
Date 1898-1899
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on gray cardboard mount. Group portrait of 16 teenage boys posed in three rows. They are seated outside on the staircase of a building, presumably the Staten Island Academy. The boys' clothing is varied; several of the boys are wearing dark color turtleneck sweaters and knickers with kneepads; three of the boys in the front row are wearing shin guards. Three of the boys have inscription "S.I.A." on their shirts; two of the boys have inscription " '99' " on their shirts. The boy in the center of the group holds a football with inscription " '98'. " There is a handwritten inscription in pencil on the arm of the boy seated at far right in the first row: "Dad." An embossed inscription is partially visible in the lower left corner of the mount: "[K]OENIG / [the remainder of the inscription is not visible]." Handwritten inscription in pen on reverse of the mount: "Olympic Athletic Association Academy Academy Sir [Barnet?] Bard / First row -- O. Johnson, S. Thomas, Perry, C. Cole. / Second row -- M. Leggett, B. Leggett, K. Shand, C. Conley, A. Krischer, G. Lindimot / Third row -- T. Bruno, W Shorts [or Shouts], W Janeway, C Kentcher, R. Waldo Whinchy." Handwritten inscription in pencil: "Gift of Chester A. Cole Sr."
(Keywords: New York City)
Print size 7.5 x 9.5
Acquisition Gift of Mrs. Chester A. Cole
Ownership and History The boy indicated by the inscription "Dad" is Chester A. Cole (1881-1958), a resident of Tottenville, Staten Island. He graduated from the Staten Island Academy in 1902.
Earliest Date 1898
Latest Date 1899
Subjects Schools
Group portraits
Football players
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Cole, Chester Abram
Catalog Number 51.024.0001
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, June 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.