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Old Billopp House, Tottenville, S.I. (Erected 1668)

WTD 3024 D

A Christmas and New Year postcard with a colorized photograph, taken by William J. Grimshaw, of the Conference House (also sometimes called the Billopp House) which is located in Conference House Park at the end of Hylan Boulevard in Tottenville, Staten Island.  The photograph is framed by Christmas Holly.

Artist: William J. Grimshaw (1854 - 1931)

Medium: Postcard

Dates: 1912

Dimensions: 3.5" H x 5.5" W

Signature/Inscription: Front: A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Old Billopp House built 1668 as it appeared May, 1912 occupied by Lord Howe during Revolutionary War. Tottenville, Staten Island, N.Y. Publ. by W.J. Grimshaw; Reverse: Merry Christmas' & a 'Happy New Year' from Mrs. Hacker. I think the printed card is nice. Thank you for sending it to show me. Miss Bessie Davis 146 Stuyvesant Pl. New Brighton, S.I. St. George.

Accession Number: WTD 3024 D

Credit: Gift of William T. Davis

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