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Title [C.A. Scheiper commercial vehicles]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date 1914
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description B&W print. Front view of a two-story brick building with a wide door on the first floor and three windows on the second floor. There is a sign above the door: "C.A. SCHEIPER / COMMERCIAL VEHICLES." The door is open; a man, identified as Casper A. Scheiper, stands in the doorway next to a carriage. On the street in front of the building, on either side of the door, is a vehicle. The vehicle on the left is a truck that has an open back with a roof and wire cage sides. Inscription on the side of the truck: "KULEN KAMPFF & CO. / CONFECTIONERS MOULDS & UTENSILS. / 123 WHITE ST." A man stands next to the cab of the truck. The vehicle on the right is a horse-drawn carriage (no horses are attached), with inscription on the side: "Rubsam & Horrmann, / Brewing Co. / STAPLETON, N.Y. / BOTTLING DEPARTMENT." A man stands at the rear of the wagon.
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 8 x 10
Acquisition Collection of the Staten Island Historical Society
Ownership and History Casper A. Scheiper's Wagon Works was located on Bay Street in Tompkinsville, Staten Island. As prominently noted in the sign above the door, Scheiper produced vehicles for commercial use. Note that the truck on the left is a motorized vehicle, while the Rubsam & Horrmann carriage on the right is horse-drawn. In the early 20th century, automobiles were becoming increasingly common on Staten Island, but had not yet entirely replaced carriages.
Earliest Date 1914
Latest Date 1914
Subjects Transportation
Carriages & coaches
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Scheiper, Casper A.
Catalog Number PH01.0124
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 2012.
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.