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Title [Atlantic Terra Cotta Company workers]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1930
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description B&W print (possibly a copy print). Group portrait of eight men posing in front of a brick wall. Five of the men are standing and three are seated. They are dressed in work clothes. Some wear aprons or coveralls, and all wear hats or caps. They may be of various ethnicities and at least one may be African American. There are pipes running across the wall behind them. The image is identical to 84.026.0032; both were evidently made from a cracked glass plate negative.
(Keyword: Occupational Clothing, New York City)
Print size 3.5 x 4.75
Acquisition Gift of Vera Sieger
Ownership and History This photograph may have been taken at the Atlantic Terra Cotta Company plant in Tottenville, Staten Island. The man seated at center in the bottom row has been identified as Herman Guether (1881-1963).
Earliest Date 1920
Latest Date 1940
Subjects Ceramic industries
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 84.026.0033
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2015.
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