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Title [Class portrait, Port Richmond Union Free School]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date April 15, 1895
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description 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.
Earliest Date 1895
Latest Date 1895
Subjects Schools
Group portraits
Teenagers
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Talkington, Grace V.
Catalog Number PH01.0024
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, September 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.