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Title [H. & D.F. Simonson Grocers wagon]
Object Name Carte-de-visite
Photographer Lake, John E.
Date ca. 1880s
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Carte-de-visite; original B&W print mounted on off-white card with gold or green border. View of a man seated in a horse-drawn wagon with inscription on the side: "H. & D. F. SIMONSON. / GROCERS." There is a wooden fence in the middle distance; the side of a house is visible at right; there are trees in the background. The reverse side of the mount has a printed pattern in green, with printed inscriptions in purple; at center: "JOHN E. LAKE, / PHOTOGRAPHER, / PORT RICHMOND, / S. I."; at bottom: "Duplicates of this picture can be had at any / time at a reduced price." Handwritten inscription: "Miraha' husband / Stellenwerf".
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 2.125 x 3.625
Acquisition Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Britten Hillyer
Ownership and History David F. Simonson (ca. 1849-1909), of Port Richmond, Staten Island, was listed in the 1880 census with the occupation of grocer. By 1890 he and his wife, Susan, were operating a dry goods store in Port Richmond. When they retired in 1901, the business was taken over by their nephew, T. Irving Simonson.
Earliest Date 1875
Latest Date 1890
Subjects Stores & shops
Carriages & coaches
Grocery stores
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Simonson, David F.
Lake, John E.
Catalog Number PH01.1149
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, March 2016.
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.