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Title A Winter Scene, Jewett Avenue, S.I.
Object Name Postcard
Photographer Sperr, Percy Loomis
Studio or Publisher Lumitone Press
Date ca. 1924-1940
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W postcard. View of a house and trees covered in snow. Printed along the bottom: "A WINTER SCENE, Jewett Avenue, S.I." The reverse side has several printed inscriptions: along the top right: "Post Card / PLACE STAMP / HERE." Printed along line down the center: "LUMITONE PRESS PHOTO-PRINT. NEW YORK - MADE IN U.S.A."
(Keywords: Twentieth Century, New York City)
Print size 3.5 x 5.5
Acquisition Gift of Kevin Lewis in memory of Barry Leo Delaney
Ownership and History This view has been identified as the James Purvis House, which was located on Jewett Avenue at the foot of Kingsley Avenue in Westerleigh, Staten Island. The house reportedly collapsed a few years after the photo was taken.

The 1920 U.S. census shows brothers James and Thomas Purvis residing together with Elizabeth Purvis at 606 Jewett Avenue.
Earliest Date 1924
Latest Date 1940
Subjects Houses
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 13.004.0005
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, March 2015.
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.