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Title [Piazza of the Louis H. Meyer house]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1880-1890
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on off-white cardboard mount with gold edges. Close-up view of an exterior staircase leasing to the porch of the home of Louis H. Meyer; on either side of the stairs is a stone pillar with an urn on top. A woman and two girls are seated around a table on the porch, possibly having a tea party; each of the girls holds a doll in her arms, and between the girls is a baby carriage with a doll. Handwritten inscription in pen on reverse: "LH Meyer's residence / Piazza on East front of house / view taken from South to North."
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 4 x 4.750
Ownership and History Louis H. Meyer (1815-1892), a wealthy banker, had an estate known as Fox Villa (or Fox Hills Villa) on Fingerboard Road in Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island. It later became the Mount Manresa Jesuit Retreat House.
Earliest Date 1880
Latest Date 1890
Subjects Estates
Houses
Porches
Tea parties
Children
Dolls
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Meyer, Louis H.
Catalog Number PH01.1028
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.