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Title [Siblico Bathhouse, South Beach, Staten Island]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Studio or Publisher N.Y. Photo Co.
Date ca. 1910
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. View of the beach at South Beach, Staten Island, with the boardwalk in the background. There are numerous men and women on the beach. There is a row of gazebos on the beach, and a lifeguard stand at far right. Buildings along the boardwalk include (from left to right) the Life Savings Corps.; Siblico Baths; and Crystal Photo Studio. A roller coaster is partially visible in the background at right. Inscription lower right: "N.Y. PHOTO CO." Stamped inscription on reverse: "STATEN ISLAND BEACH LAND IMPROVEMENT CO." Handwritten inscription on reverse (partially missing): "[...]int A 'Siblico Baths.' "
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 8 x 10
Acquisition Gift of Frank Rice
Ownership and History The name "SIBLICO" seen on the bathhouse stands for the Staten Island Beach Land Improvement Company, which operated the beach and boardwalk.
Earliest Date 1905
Latest Date 1915
Subjects Beaches
Restaurants
Boardwalks
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 41.023.0002
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, April 2017.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.