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Object Name Postcard
Date 1911 postmark
Title Greetings from Staten Island
Description Souvenir postcard printed with a map of Staten Island. Postcard is made of off-white paper (discolored to tan). The front shows map with label "RICHMOND" and other place names, printed in blue. Above and below the map is text printed in red, at top: "Greetings from Staten Island / Oh, come to this Island so fair, Its beauties are many and rare. / "The little green spot," / How happy the lot / Of those whose dwellings / are there."; and at bottom: ""The Little Green Spot."" Reverse has printed markings in blue, including "Butler, Postcard Maker, New Brighton." A handwritten message is addressed to "Mr. Leroy Barton, / Richmond, / Staten Isl. / N.Y." The message is signed "From Emma" and begins, "How did you / enjoy at the / beach." The postmark reads "KREISCHERVILLE / SEP / 7 / 7 AM / 1911 / N.Y." Postage stamp has value of one cent and shows image of Benjamin Franklin in profile.
(Keywords: Twentieth Century, New York City)
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Earliest Date 1908
Latest Date 1911
Maker Butler (Postcard Maker)
Material Paper
Subjects Ephemera
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Barton, Leroy
Catalog Number 96.035.0011
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2015.
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.