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Title [Haughwout - Butts family home]
Object Name Tintype
Date ca. 1879-1881
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original tintype. Front view of a two-story house with a picket fence in front. A woman stands on the porch; another woman is seated on the porch steps; a man stands on the front lawn; and a boy and a girl stand in front of the fence. Inscription in pen on the upper portion of the image: "The old Haughwout home / Staten Island N.Y."
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 5 x 7
Ownership and History This tintype was found in a folder with the inscription "219 Union Ave." The house at 219 Union Avenue, located in Mariners Harbor, Staten Island, was the long-time residence of the Haughwout and Butts families.

The man seen in this image is Isaac Haughwout (1812-1903), and the older woman is most likely his wife Ann Maria (Cole) Haughwout. The younger woman is likely their daughter, Mary Catherine (Haughwout) Butts, and the children are Mary's son and daughter, Ernest Wilson (born 1872) and Emma Regina (born 1874). The family lived at 219 Union Avenue from 1872 until the 1960s.

Mary Catherine's husband, Alonzo Butts, was a seaman and oysterman who was often away at sea, which could explain his absence from this photo.
Earliest Date 1879
Latest Date 1881
Subjects Houses
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Butts, Emma Regina
Butts, Ernest Wilson
Haughwout, Isaac
Butts, Mary Catherine (Haughwout)
Haughwout, Ann Maria (Cole)
Catalog Number PH01.1228
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, April 2016.
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.