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Title Tompkinsville
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Almstaedt, Isaac
Date ca. 1885
Collection Isaac Almstaedt Photograph Collection
Description Original B&W photo on gray cardboard mount. View looking east on Arietta Street (now Victory Boulevard) near today's Tompkinsville Park in Tompkinsville, Staten Island, with the waters of New York Bay in the distance. The street at right is Griffin Street (today's Bay Street). Arietta Street is lined on both sides with buildings, most of which are three-story brick buildings. Several horse-drawn carriages are in the street. In the foreground, a policeman stands next to a lamppost on a wooden sidewalk. The building at far left has a sign: "[PAI]NTS, OILS. JOHN D. KOHLMANN, GROCER." A horse-drawn wagon in front of the building has an inscription on the side: "FINE / GROCERIES / AND / FRUITS. / NEW BRIGHTON, S.I. / John D. Kohlmann." The Nautilus Hotel is in the middle distance at right. A trolley (streetcar) is traveling on Arietta Street; trolley tracks are visible in the foreground. A pencil line is drawn around the photo. Handwritten inscription in pen below the photo (probably the photographer's handwriting): "No 232 / Tompkinsville." Attributed to Isaac Almstaedt. The mount has tape binding along one edge, suggesting it may have been part of an album.
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 4 x 6.625
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Earliest Date 1880
Latest Date 1890
Subjects Police
Grocery stores
Streets
Carriages & coaches
Carts & wagons
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 96.019.0035.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.