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Title [Dr. Golder's house]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1880s
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on off-white cardboard mount. Front view of a one and one-half story clapboard house with a front porch; a brick walkway leads across the lawn to the porch. The house is seen from across the lawn, with a wooden picket fence in the foreground. Two men and three women (presumably family members) stand on the lawn, along with one horse. There are two chairs on the porch, and one on the lawn. Handwritten inscription in pencil on reverse: "Dr. Golders House / Rossville".
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 6 x 8
Ownership and History This photo shows the Rossville, Staten Island home of Dr. Robert Henry Golder (1820-1910). Dr. Golder is probably the man standing near the center of the image, holding his hat.

Dr. Golder graduated in 1846 from the medical department of New York University, and established a general practice in Manhattan. His wife's poor health led them to seek a more rural location, and in 1850 they settled in Rossville, where he had a successful practice for many years. At various times Dr. Golder served Richmond County in the capacity of coroner, school and highway commissioner, health officer, and justice of the peace. He and his wife, Catherine (Dunham) Golder, had four children.
Earliest Date 1875
Latest Date 1890
Subjects Houses
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Golder, Dr. Robert Henry
Catalog Number PH01.0348
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, November 2015.
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.