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Title [Colombo House, South Beach, Staten Island]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1900
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on brown cardboard mount. Diagonal front and side view of the Colombo House restaurant at South Beach, Staten Island. It's a two-story building with a wide porch. Sign on the front of the building: "COLOMBO HOUSE." Sign on the roof of the porch: "COLOMBO HOUSE / [illegible] LAGER BEER." Four men, three women, and three children pose alongside the building. Image is slightly out of focus.
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 4.5 x 7.5
Acquisition Gift of Mrs. Louis Wilbur
Ownership and History An article in The Sun newspaper on July 20, 1890, reported on a court case resulting from a fight that broke out during a dinner party at the Colombo House, in which one man assaulted another with a soup plate.
Earliest Date 1900
Latest Date 1910
Subjects Beaches
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 67.019.0005
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.