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Title [South Beach, Staten Island]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date 1907
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. A group of men and women pose on the beach at South Beach, Staten Island; in front of them is a pile of pieces of wood (possibly for a bonfire). There are other people in the background. There are buildings at right and in the distance; one building in the middle distance has a sign on the roof: "MOORE'S / RUBSAM & HORRMANN BEER." Handwritten inscription along the top edge of the photo: "1907." Handwritten inscriptions in pencil on reverse: "5x7 / 11x14."
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 4.125 x 6.750
Acquisition Gift of Edwin Skinner
Ownership and History This is one of a group of photographs donated to the Historical Society in 1952 by Edwin H. Skinner, who for many years was manager of the Staten Island Beach Land Improvement Company in South Beach.
Earliest Date 1907
Latest Date 1907
Subjects Beaches
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Skinner, Edwin H.
Catalog Number 52.012.0021
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.