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Title [Great Roller Boller Coaster, South Beach, Staten Island]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date 1915
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. View of the Great Roller Boller Coaster at South Beach, Staten Island. There are several small buildings in front of the coaster; sign on the front of one building: "VORVI'S / OYSTER HOUSE." The beach is in the foreground; a few boys are seated in the sand, and they wave to the camera. Handwritten inscription along the bottom edge of the photo: "1915."
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 4.625 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 1915
Latest Date 1915
Subjects Beaches
Restaurants
Oysters
Roller coasters
Amusement rides
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Skinner, Edwin H.
Catalog Number 52.012.0023
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.