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Title [C.W. Hunt Company wagon]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1890-1910
Collection C.W. Hunt Photograph Collection
Description Original B&W print on cream cardboard mount with gold beveled edges. Diagonal front and side view of a horse-drawn wagon on a street. Sign mounted on the side of the wagon: "C.W. HUNT COMPANY. / WEST NEW BRIGHTON. / STATEN ISLAND." Two metal carts and what appear to be several sets of metal rails or tracks can be seen in the back of the wagon. Three horses are harnessed to the wagon side by side; a man sits in the driver's seat. In the background, there is a fence along the sidewalk at the edge of the street; beyond the fence, a crane or hoist is partially visible.
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 6 x 8.125
Ownership and History Founded in 1872, the C.W. Hunt Company of West New Brighton, Staten Island, became one of the Island's largest and most famous industrial establishments. The company manufactured many types of industrial equipment, including coal-handling machinery, steam shovels, and hoisting engines.
Earliest Date 1890
Latest Date 1910
Subjects Employees
Machinery industry
Vehicles
Horse teams
Horses
Transportation
Carts & wagons
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Hunt, Charles Wallace
Catalog Number PH01.1517
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, July 2017.
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.