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Title [Bay Cliff Park]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1890s
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print, mounted on card stock. View of a beach and hillside; at the edge of the beach, a large sign is mounted above a row of small cubicles or sheds: "BAY CLIFF PARK. / Hill's Union Br'y. Co's / LAGER BEER." At left, a flight of stairs leads up to a deck next to a low building; the deck appears to be built around a large tree that partially hides the building. In the foreground, men, women, and children walk on the beach; several small boats, probably rowboats, are on the shore, with people near them.
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 5.25 x 4
Acquisition Gift of Clarence Cary, Jr.
Ownership and History Bay Cliff Park was advertised in the 1890s and early 1900s as one of the principal picnic grounds located near New York City. It was about half a mile from the Staten Island Rapid Transit railroad's Tottenville station.

Hill's Union Brewery Company was located in Newark, New Jersey.
Earliest Date 1889
Latest Date 1899
Subjects Beer
Beaches
Parks
Picnic grounds
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 54.005.0001
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, July 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.