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Object Name Trophy
Date 1905
Description Electroplated silver trophy cup with engraved inscription: "C.B.C. / SWIMMING RACE / Aug. 26 '05". Maker's mark impressed on the base: "DIEGES & CLUST / 25 JOHN ST / N.Y. 879 / 5."
(Keywords: Early Twentieth Century, New York)
Acquisition Gift of Virginia Thompson Goggi
Ownership and History This trophy was awarded to Joseph P. Thompson (born ca. 1875) by the Clifton Boat Club, where he was a rower and swimmer. Mr. Thompson, a long-time resident of Stapleton, Staten Island, served in the military during the Spanish-American War. In the 1920s and 1930s his occupation was general contractor. He was also a volunteer firefighter with Staten Island's Edgewater Fire Department, and later served as president of the Southern New York Veteran Firemen's Association.
Earliest Date 1905
Latest Date 1905
Maker Dieges & Clust, John Street, New York City, NY
Subjects Sports
Athletic clubs
Swimmers
Lexicon Sub-category Personal Symbol
Associated People Thompson, Joseph P.
Catalog Number 92.028.0002
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2012.
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