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Object Name Card, Trade
Date ca. 1873
Title C.S. Vreeland, Light Carriage Manufacturer
Description Trade card (business card). Off-white card with printed inscription in blue: "C. S. VREELAND, Light Carriage Manufacturer, / Cor. Columbia St., and Castleton Ave., WEST BRIGHTON, STATEN ISLAND. / REPAIRING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES. / Horses Practically Shod. Vehicles of All Kinds always on Hand. / Harness Manufactured and Repaired. All Work Warranted." Reverse has a printed schedule with printed inscription: "North Shore Staten Island Ferry / Leaves Pier 19, between Cortlandt and Dey / Sts., N. Y., and the Staten Island Landings / On and after Sunday, May 25th, 1873, / as follows: / Port Rich'd. / West Brighton / S. S. Harbor / New Brighton / New York / ..."
(Keywords: Columbia Street, Castleton Avenue, Port Richmond, West New Brighton, New York)
Acquisition Gift of Harvey Zucker
Ownership and History Cornelius S. Vreeland (ca. 1845-1910) was a wheelwright and carriage builder.

An auction at his business was reported in the Richmond County Advance on October 31, 1903: "Carriages at Auction. Are you desirous of purchasing a carriage, or a wagon, or anything in that line? If so, a rare opportunity will be offered you at 12.30 o clock today, when the carriage shop of C.S. Vreeland, Castleton avenue and Columbia street, West Brighton, H.J. Sharrett, auctioneer, will sell at public auction a lot of fine coaches, carriages, buggies and sleighs; also some carriage lumber, spokes, hubs and other supplies. Many of these carriages are new and all are in first-class condition, and they will be sold regardless of price to close out the stock. If stormy, the sale will be held on Monday. Do not miss this chance to secure a fine turn-out at a low figure. Terms cash."
Earliest Date 1873
Latest Date 1875
Material Paper
Subjects Carriages & coaches
Ferries
Business cards
Lexicon Sub-category Advertising Medium
Associated People Vreeland, Cornelius S.
Catalog Number 84.034.0001
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, October 2016.
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