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Object Name Print
Artist Houston, John Adam
Artist Smyth, John Talfourd
Date ca. 1840
Title New York Bay. From the Telegraph Station
Description Engraving. Landscape, view of the Narrows from Staten Island. In the foreground is a bluff overlooking the water, with a group of people looking out toward sailing ships on the water. Printed inscription below illustration: "J.P. Houston, R.S.A. / J. T. Smyth / NEW YORK BAY. / From the Telegraph Station / A. Fullarton & Co. London & Edinburgh."
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History This view from Staten Island was drawn by John Adam Houston (1812-1884) and engraved by John Talfourd Smyth (1819-1851). The scene includes just a portion of Fort Tompkins at far left. Fort Richmond (on the shore below) does not appear in this view.

See the book "Staten Island Scenery: Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Photographs, 1679-1900" by Barnett Shepherd for more information.

This print was acquired from the collection of Elliott Burgher (1897-1978) of Staten Island.
Earliest Date 1838
Latest Date 1851
Material Paper
Subjects Landscape prints
Waterfronts
Lexicon Sub-category Art
Catalog Number 61.003.0002
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 2013.
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.