|Title||[Class portrait, Port Richmond Union Free School]|
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Date||April 15, 1895|
|Collection||Staten Island Geographic Collection|
Original B&W print (now sepia tone) on tan cardboard mount. Group portrait of 11 boys, 20 girls, and one man; they are arranged in five rows, with the first two rows seated. They are outside a wooden building, with a very large American flag draped behind them. A banner is partly visible in front of the flag: "PORT RICHMOND / UNION FREE / SCHOOL / NO. 6", with an eagle in the center. Handwritten inscription in pen on reverse of mount: "Florence Van Name / Picture of Port Richmond Union Free School / Class # 12. Room - Miss Talkington's / Taken April 15, 1895. / Myron Morris / Blanche Bushnell / Jennie Marrin / George Lisk / Annie Lawson / Vinnie Roberts / Stephen Christopher / Agnes Seaton / Agnes Wood / Adin Barber / Pearl Van Name / Grace Crowell / Frank Marchant / Mabel Kinsey / Dora Moston / Mr. Hoag / Laura Bailey / Maggie Mersereau / Mollie Williams / Bessie Ellison / Florence Montgomery / Louise Hubbard / Florence Van Name / Cloretta Lisk / Ruth Tredwell / Blanche Johnson / Louis Blau / Arthur Butler / Louis Boulter / Mayo Barber / Percy Wood / Thomas Owen".
(Keywords: New York)
|Print size||4.375 x 6.5|
|Acquisition||Collection of the Staten Island Historical Society|
|Ownership and History||The "Miss Talkington" named in the inscription is most likely Grace V. Talkington (ca. 1863-1933) who lived in Port Richmond, Staten Island. During her teaching career, she also taught at Staten Island elementary schools P.S. 4, P.S. 20, and P.S. 21.|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Talkington, Grace V.
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