Factoryville, Staten Island, New York
Watercolor and black ink over graphite on paper
Overall: 3 7/8 x 6 3/4 in. ( 9.8 x 17.1 cm ) mat: 11 x 14 in. ( 27.9 x 35.6 cm )
Inscribed at lower center outside image in black ink: "FACTORYVILLE."; verso inscribed at upper center in graphite: "West Brighton S I."
Located on the north shore of Staten Island and bordering on the Kill van Kull, Factoryville was first shown on a map in 1836, and subsequently appeared on maps of 1850, 1859, and 1860. Its post office was known as North Shore but was changed to West New Brighton in 1871.
Gift of Samuel Verplanck Hoffman
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