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Title [High Falls Hotel]
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date ca. 1890-1900
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Front view of a building, seen from across an unpaved road. The building has a porch with columns, and a balcony above the porch. Two signs hang above the door: "HIGH FALLS HOTEL" and "DR. P.F. FULMER". A horse-drawn carriage is stopped in front of the hotel. Alice Austen (left) and another woman are seated in the carriage, and a man stands next to the horse, holding the bridle.
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Dr. Philip H. Fulmer was the proprietor of the High Falls Hotel near Dingman's Ferry, Pennsylvania. A description of the hotel in a book published in 1900 noted that it had 93 rooms to accommodate 200 people, and its 200-acre farm supplied "all the choicest delicacies of the season for the table."

Dr. Fulmer's death was reported in the Richmond County Advance on May 3, 1902. The article noted that "he was well known and highly esteemed by many Staten Islanders, who found his place a very agreeable summer resort."
Earliest Date 1890
Latest Date 1900
Subjects Hotels
Carriages & coaches
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.7322
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, May 2013.
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