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Title S.I. Athletic Boat House. Interior
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Almstaedt, Isaac
Date ca. 1885
Collection Isaac Almstaedt Photograph Collection
Description Original B&W photo on gray cardboard mount. Interior view of the Staten Island Athletic Club boathouse. The room has a high ceiling with wooden cross beams; chairs are lined up around the sides and front of the room. A door is in the center, with a piano to the left. The room is decorated with American flags draped like bunting, and flags and banners mounted on the side walls. A board to the right of the door has photos mounted on it. A spittoon is visible on the floor at right. A pencil line is drawn around the photo. Handwritten inscription in pen below the photo (probably the photographer's handwriting): "No 213 / S.I. Athletic Boat House. Interior." Attributed to Isaac Almstaedt. Photo 96.19.28.B is on the reverse side of the mount. The mount has tape binding along one edge, suggesting it may have been part of an album.
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 4 x 6.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Earliest Date 1881
Latest Date 1886
Subjects Interiors
Athletic clubs
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 96.019.0028.A
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.