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Title [Portrait of a lighthouse keeper]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Studio or Publisher Ober Studio
Date ca. 1920
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on brown cardboard mount. Full-length portrait of a man in uniform; his cap has a lighthouse insignia on the front. He is partially seated on a section of balcony (apparently a prop in a photographer's studio), with a painted backdrop behind him. He is posed with his right hand on his hip and his left hand in his jacket pocket. Printed inscription in gold on the mount, lower right: "Ober Studio, / NEW BRIGHTON, S.I." A handwritten note is taped to the reverse of the mount: "A Staten Island lighthouse keeper in his dress uniform about 1920. Photo taken in New Brighton."
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century)
Print size 5.5 x 4
Earliest Date 1915
Latest Date 1925
Subjects Lighthouse keepers
Portrait photographs
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.1339
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, April 2017.
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