|Title||[Relocation of the Van Clief house]|
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Photographer||Griscom, George H.|
|Collection||Staten Island Geographic Collection|
Original B&W print on beige cardboard mount. View of a small two-story Greek Revival style house being moved; the house has 4 columns on the front porch. The house is seen from the front; it is raised up on jacks and heavy wooden planks. The street in front of the house is unpaved, and it contains heavy planks raised up on wooden ties (resembling railroad tracks). A man holds two horses that appear to be hitched to the house; several other men stand at right, near a small one-story building. A small building is at far left, with a sidewalk and wooden fence in front; a sign stands next to the building: "CONVENIENT / MEAT MARKET". Stamped mark on reverse of mount: "GEO. H. GRISCOM, / PHOTOGRAPHER, / MARINERS HARBOR, S.I."
(Keywords: New York)
|Print size||6 x 8.125|
|Acquisition||Collection of the Staten Island Historical Society|
|Ownership and History||House movers in the 1800s used horses, ropes, rollers, capstans, and block and tackle to move structures. The George Heineman House Moving Company of Stapleton, Staten Island, advertised their services as early as 1868, and remained in business through 1929. They are seen here relocating the Van Clief house on Simonson Avenue in Mariners Harbor.|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
|Support Acknowledgment||Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 2012.|
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