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Object Name Poster
Date 1860
Title Staten Island Railroad
Description Printed broadside, black ink on paper, glued to cardboard backing. Inscription: "STATEN ISLAND / RAILROAD / Passenger Trains will commence running over / this Road as far as ELTINGVILLE, commencing / Monday, April 23d, 1860, daily, (Sundays excepted,) as follows: / Leave Eltingville, / At 7.15 and 10 A.M. and at 5 P.M., in time for the / 8 and 11 A.M. and 6 P.M. Boats for New York. / Leave Vanderbilt Landing, / Upon the arrival of the 8 A.M. and 3 and 5 P.M. / Boats from New York, stopping at Toad Hill, / New Dorp, Harrison's Club House and Gifford's / Lane. / SUNDAY ARRANGEMENT. / Leave Eltingville, / At 8 A.M. and 5 P.M., in time for the 9 A.M. and 6 / P.M. Boats for New York. / Leave Vanderbilt Landing, / Upon the arrival of the 8 A.M. and 5 P.M. Boats / from New York, stopping at intermediate Stations / as above. / Hall, Clayt[--] &Co., Printers, 46 Pine St., New York." Handwritten inscription on cardboard below the broadside: "BROADSIDE / Announcing the Opening of the / STATEN ISLAND RAILROAD / April 23, 1860 / Charles Gilbert Hine."
(Keywords: New York)
Ownership and History This poster advertised the April 23, 1860 opening of the first passenger rail service between Clifton and Eltingville. The line was extended to Tottenville in June of the same year. On August 25, 1860, the New York Times reported, "The success of the Staten Island Railroad, which has now been running three months, has exceeded the most sanguine hopes of its projectors, and is proving to be of inestimable advantage to the residents of the interior and lower end of the Island."
Earliest Date 1860
Latest Date 1860
Maker Hall, Clayton & Co.
Material Paper
Subjects Railroads
Ephemera
Lexicon Sub-category Advertising Medium
Catalog Number P06.0015
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Efron family in memory of Dr. Meryl Efron, July 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.