|Title||Liederkranz Singing Society|
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Date||May 22, 1910|
|Collection||Staten Island Geographic Collection|
Original B&W print on a gray cardboard mount. Group portrait of a large group of men on a lawn, with trees in the background and a building at right. The rows of men in front are seated (with 3 men reclining), and the back rows are standing; all wear suits, and most of the men wear hats. Several of the men hold small American flags, and several others hold mugs. Most of the men have a round pin or button visible on their left lapel. Inscription at bottom: "Liederkranz Singing Society. / Grasmere, S.I. May. 22nd 1910."
(Keywords: Club, Organization, Music, German, New York, Posed Group)
|Print size||6.625 x 8.5|
|Acquisition||Gift of Maxine Friedman|
|Ownership and History||Liederkranz (wreath of songs) Singing Societies are fraternal organizations that were formed in many U.S. cities in the 19th century to promote German music and culture. Manhattan's Liederkranz, one of the earliest singing societies in the city, was founded in 1847. Staten Island's group was founded in New Brighton in 1882. A number of these musical organizations continue today.|
|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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