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Title [Meadow Brook Dairy]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Kiener, Herman
Date ca. 1910
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print (now sepia tone) on beige cardboard mount. Front view of a row of one-, two-, and three-story buildings. The building at center and right both have signs above the doors. On the center building: 'MEADOW BROOK DAIRY". On the building at right: "MEADOW BROOK DAIRY L. SANDER, / PROP'R." The building at right appears to be a stable; a horse-drawn wagon is emerging from the doorway of the building, and another horse-drawn wagon is next to it. At left are three horse-drawn milk wagons, and two men wearing white coats and holding metal baskets with milk bottles. The wagon in the center has an inscription on the side: "COUNTRY / BOTTLED / MILK / MEADOW BROOK / DAIRY / MILK & CREAM / CERTIFIED MILK". In the center foreground are two boys holding onto a goat that is hitched to a miniature milk wagon. Impressed mark in lower right corner of mount: "H. Kiener / VAN DUZER / & WILLIAM STS. / STAPLETON, N.Y." Handwritten inscription in pen on reverse of mount: "Meadow Brook Dairy / Leo Sander, Proprietor / 100 Canal St / Stapleton / Home and Shop / Walter and Lutz with little goat and toy / wagon built for them by Uncle Albert / Seymour about nine years old / Stable for horse"
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 6.125 x 8.250
Acquisition Collection of the Staten Island Historical Society
Ownership and History Dairy farming, along with the processing and packaging of milk products, were important activities on Staten Island in the early 1900s. One of the larger businesses was Meadow Brook Dairy of Stapleton. Leo Sander founded the company in 1894, when he bought a milk route and one delivery truck from a retiring dairyman. The business grew substantially and was continued by his sons after Sander's death in 1925. Note the miniature milk wagon pulled by a goat in the center of the photo.
Exhibit Label Heading
Earliest Date 1905
Latest Date 1915
Subjects Dairy products industry
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Sander, Leo
Catalog Number PH01.0117
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2012.
Legal Status Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2012.