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Title Broad St. and Van Duzer St. Stapleton.
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date October 1913
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description B&W print, possibly original (or possibly an early copy). View of a pile of rubble between two buildings. The building at right has sign "JOS. KREPPEL." and two signs for Rubsam & Horrmann beer. At left is a house that is partially visible. Three men stand in the center of the image; two of them hold tools. Another man stands in front of the door of the building at right. Four men stand in the background, on a slight hill behind the buildings. Inscription at the top of the image: "BROAD ST. AND VAN DUZER ST. / STAPLETON." Handwritten inscription in pencil on the reverse: "Broad St. and Van Duzer St., Stapleton. / Washouts in private street above the intersection of Broad & Van Duzer Sts. / by storm water on Oct. 1st 1913. / For annual report."
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 8 x 10
Ownership and History The storm that caused the damage seen in this photo was described in The Evening World newspaper on October 1, 1913: "...the downpour of rain established a record. The tropics in the rainy season do not experience a more thorough drenching than New York went through to-day..."
Earliest Date 1913
Latest Date 1913
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Kreppel, Joseph
Catalog Number PH01.1378
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, June 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.