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Title [Ice cream fountain, Lighthouse Restaurant]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1955
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. Interior view; snapshot of a woman and a teenage boy behind the counter of a restaurant. On the walls behind the counter are shelves filled with different types of glasses, and signs with prices and lists of Horton ice cream flavors. Prices include 25 cents for an ice cream soda, and 50 cents for a "HOOPLE SPECIAL". In front of the counter are stools. The boy holds the handle of a soda dispenser.
(Keywords: Richmond, HRT)
Print size 3.5 x 5
Acquisition Gift of Eleanor Brennan
Ownership and History The Lighthouse Restaurant was located on Richmond Road, Staten Island. This photograph shows restaurant owner Minnie Helt standing behind the soda counter with her grandson, Ron Brennan. The photograph was among several donated to the Staten Island Historical Society by Minnie's daughter, Eleanor (Prohaska) Brennan, who worked as a waitress in the family establishment.
Earliest Date 1950
Latest Date 1960
Subjects Restaurants
Soda fountains
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 98.024.0002
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, May 2013.
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.