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Object Name Print
Artist Hill, A.
Artist Tarbell, Edmund N.
Artist Fox, Frederick E.
Date 1858
Title South Point of Staten Island, and Biddle's Grove / Pagoda, Clifton Park
Description Full page from Ballou's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion. Page has three hand-colored engravings, two of which represent Staten Island scenes. One is captioned "PAGODA, CLIFTON PARK, STATEN ISLAND." and is signed "TARBELL SC." and "A. Hill." The other is captioned: "SOUTH POINT OF STATEN ISLAND, AND BIDDLE'S GROVE." and is signed "FOX SC." and "A. Hill." (The third engraving is titled "MUTILATED GRAVESTONE.") There are also three columns of text which are unrelated to the images.
(Keywords: New York)
Ownership and History The Clifton Park pagoda illustrated on the right was a recreation area used for musical performances and picnics. The image was engraved by Edmund N. Tarbell after an artwork by A. Hill.

Biddle's Grove, which appears at the bottom of the page, was a waterfront day resort in Tottenville. It was developed by Henry Hogg Biddle and was advertised as a destination for summer outings and day trips from New York City. The illustration was engraved by Edmund N. Tarbell after an artwork by A. Hill.

See the books ”Staten Island Scenery: Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Photographs, 1679-1900” and "Tottenville, the Town the Oyster Built," by Barnett Shepherd for more information.
Earliest Date 1858
Latest Date 1858
Maker Ballou, M. M.
Subjects Pavilions
Waterfronts
Resorts
Lexicon Sub-category Art
Catalog Number X93.1202
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, March 2016.
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