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Title Castleton Gun Club
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Bear, George [attributed]
Date ca. 1905
Description Original B&W print on gray cardboard mount. Group portrait of 15 men posed outdoors. They are arranged in 3 rows. The first row is one man lying on the ground; the second row is 7 men seated on rocks; the third row is 7 men standing. All but one of the men hold rifles. There are bare trees in the background. Handwritten inscription in pencil on reverse of mount: "Castleton Gun Club / Front L to R: Bill Alston, John Houseman / Geo. Smith, Bob. Sommers / Th. Geissel, Bill Blake, Ed Bennett / in front DeV. Burgher / Rear L to R: Wm. Wittie, Bert Sommers, Wm. Curry / James Bennett, Wm. Blake Jr., Geo. W. Vroom / Ed. Houseman." There is a pencil sketch showing the location of the Gun Club on Potter Avenue at the intersection of Fairview Avenue in Staten Island. The photo is not signed, but a previous cataloger attributed it to George Bear.
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 7.625 x 9.625
Earliest Date 1900
Latest Date 1910
Subjects Rifles
Group portraits
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Geissel, Theodore L.
Catalog Number 53.014.0001
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.