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Title [Cataract Engine Company No. 2]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1900
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on tan cardboard mount. View of a street with a steam pumper fire engine in the foreground; on the far side of the street, at left, a crowd stands in front of a building which appears to be partly destroyed by fire, and obscured by clouds of smoke or steam. At right are two buildings which appear to be unharmed; one has a closed awning with inscription: "J.J. SANTRY." Handwritten inscription on reverse, possibly added by a previous cataloger: "Cataract Steamer #2 / at / Richmond Terrace, New Brighton / c. 1900."
(Keywords: New York, North Shore Fire Department, NSFD)
Print size 6.25 x 8.375
Acquisition Gift of the Veteran Firemen's Association of the North Shore Fire Department
Earliest Date 1890
Latest Date 1905
Subjects Fire fighting
Fire fighters
Fire engines & equipment
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 52.009.0026
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, July 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.