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Title Saturday afternoon June 6th 1896, Henry P. Morrison
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Almstaedt, Isaac
Date June 6, 1896
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on black cardboard mount. View of a marsh. In the foreground, a man wearing a suit and hat sits in a rowboat; he is seen in profile, looking toward the left. In the distance is a body of water with several boats; at left is the Fresh Kills Bridge with two American flags flying. Several men are visible standing or walking on the bridge. Impressed mark in lower right corner: "PORTRAIT & LANDSCAPE / I. Almstaedt / PHOTO. / TOMPKINSVILLE, S.I.". Handwritten inscription on reverse of mount: "Saturday afternoon / June 6th 1896 -- / Henry P. Morrison".
Print size 6.750 x 8.750
Acquisition Gift of Mrs. Andrew M. Eagon
Ownership and History This photo marks the opening of a new bridge connecting the areas of Greenridge and New Springville, Staten Island. The first bridge in that location was built in 1853, but was poorly constructed and was soon impassable. The new structure, an iron drawbridge, was officially opened on June 6, 1896, and the event was celebrated with a parade, fireworks, and speeches. The gentleman seated in the rowboat is Henry P. Morrison, the County Engineer.
Earliest Date 1896
Latest Date 1896
Subjects Bridges
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Morrison, Henry P.
Catalog Number 49.015.0001
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 2012.
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.