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Title [New York Avenue - election banners and Catholic Church]
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date November 2, 1888
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. View of New York Avenue in Clifton, Staten Island. The road is unpaved; several horse-drawn carriages travel on the road, including an omnibus at right. Above the road hangs a large political banner with photos of two men and inscription: "REGULAR DEMOCRATIC NOMINATIONS / FOR / PRESIDENT / GROVER CLEVELAND / OF / NEW YORK / FOR / VICE PRES'T / ALLEN G. THURMAN / OF OHIO / FOR / GOVERNOR / DAVID B. HILL / OF CHEMUNG."
Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History New York Avenue was located near Alice Austen's home in Clifton, Staten Island. It was renamed Bay Street sometime between 1898 and 1907.

This photo was taken just a few days before the national election which was held on November 6, 1888. Of the candidates featured in the banner, Grover Cleveland was defeated in his bid for re-election as President of the United States, but David B. Hill was re-elected to a second term as Governor of New York.
Earliest Date 1888
Latest Date 1888
Subjects Streets
Political campaigns
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.6821
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, August 2013.
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