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Title [Eckstein Norton house, parlor]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Almstaedt, Isaac
Date ca. 1890-1893
Collection Isaac Almstaedt Photograph Collection
Description Original B&W print on black cardboard mount with gold edges. Interior view of a parlor in a house; believed to be the home of Eckstein Norton in St. George, Staten Island. The room has a fireplace at right; the floor is carpeted and the wall has patterned wallpaper with a scroll pattern border. Furnishings include two upholstered chairs, an Empire style sofa, a folding screen, a standing lamp with an elaborate fabric shade, two small tables (one is set for tea), and two throw rugs, one of which appears to be leopard skin. Next to the fireplace is a bust on a pedestal. Part of the adjoining room is visible; furnishings in that room include a piano. Printed inscription in gold on mount below the image: "I. Almstaedt. TOMPKINSVILLE, S.I."
(Keywords: New York, Gilded Age)
Print size 6.875 x 8.750
Acquisition Gift of Pierre du Prey
Ownership and History Eckstein Norton (1831-1893) had a long career with several railroad companies, including serving as President of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad from 1887 to 1891. He was a native of Kentucky, but moved to New York City in 1864, and later lived in St. George, Staten Island.

Earliest Date 1890
Latest Date 1893
Subjects Houses
Interiors
Parlors
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Norton, Eckstein
Catalog Number 13.018.0001
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, January 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.