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Title
Portrait of head waiter and restaurant manager Hiram S. Thomas
Collection

Middleton A. "Spike" Harris photograph collection

Portraits

Historical figures

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1890 (Approximate)
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Middleton A. "Spike" Harris Collection
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Middleton A. "Spike" Harris Collection / Box 5
Topics
Portraits
Thomas, Hiram S., -1907
African American businesspeople
Restaurant workers -- New York (State) -- 1880-1899
Genres
Photographs
Portraits
Notes
Bibliographic history: Handwritten caption on verso with erroneous biographical information: Hiram S. Thomas. Originator of Saratoga Chips known as potatoe (sic) chips. He was a famous chef in his time and owner of the famous Rumson Inn of New Jersey.
Physical Description
Gelatin silver prints
Extent: 18 x 13 cm ; black and white, on mount
Original image is oval in shape and mounted to oval cut mat board.
Description
Hiram S. Thomas served as head waiter at the Grand Union Hotel, and later as the restaurant manager at Moon's Lake House, in Saratoga Springs, New York, during the 1880s to the mid-1890s
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11527503
Photo Order: 62557
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a466b630-0bd2-0139-443d-0242ac110003
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1890: Created
  • 2021: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Portrait of head waiter and restaurant manager Hiram S. Thomas" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1890. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/709d6950-0be6-0139-3044-0242ac110003

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Portrait of head waiter and restaurant manager Hiram S. Thomas" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 5, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/709d6950-0be6-0139-3044-0242ac110003

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1890). Portrait of head waiter and restaurant manager Hiram S. Thomas Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/709d6950-0be6-0139-3044-0242ac110003

Wikipedia Citation

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Portrait of head waiter and restaurant manager Hiram S. Thomas