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Title [Harris's Sanitary Baths, South Beach, Staten Island]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date 1915
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. View of the beach at South Beach, Staten Island, with buildings at left and a pier in the middle distance. The beach and water are crowded with men and women. Sign on the building at far left: "HARRIS'S / STUDIO / SANITARY BATHING." A sign is visible on a building in the background at far left: "MILLER'S / HOTEL." Handwritten inscription along the top edge of the photo: "1915." Handwritten inscription in pencil on reverse: "156 / Bathing at Harris' Baths."
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 4.5 x 7
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 1915
Latest Date 1915
Subjects Beaches
Hotels
Bathhouses
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Skinner, Edwin H.
Miller, Gertrude
Catalog Number 52.012.0061
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.