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Title [Eckstein Norton house]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Almstaedt, Isaac
Date ca. 1890-1893
Collection Isaac Almstaedt Photograph Collection
Description Original B&W print on tan cardboard mount. View of the house and grounds belonging to Eckstein Norton in St. George, Staten Island. The house is mostly hidden by trees in bloom. In the foreground are gardens; a man is working in the garden at left. Other buildings are visible. There is a faint impressed mark in the lower right corner of the mount: "ALMSTAEDT / PHOTOGRAPHER / TOMPKINSVILLE / STATEN ISLAND", with entwined letters "IA" in the center of the inscription.
(Keywords: New York, Gilded Age)
Print size 7 x 9
Acquisition Gift of Pierre du Prey
Ownership and History Eckstein Norton (1831-1893) had a long career with several railroad companies, including serving as President of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad from 1887 to 1891. He was a native of Kentucky, but moved to New York City in 1864, and later lived in St. George, Staten Island.
Earliest Date 1890
Latest Date 1893
Subjects Houses
Gardens
Estates
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Norton, Eckstein
Catalog Number 14.008
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, January 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.