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Title Ocean Breeze 1904
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date 1904
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. View of the beach at South Beach, Staten Island. At left is a row of buildings, mostly bungalows. A group of boys (most appear to be teenagers) are posed in the center of the image, facing the camera. In the foreground is a pile of debris (possibly the remnants of a campfire). A number of American flags are flying from flagpoles in the background. One of the buildings in the middle distance has a sign "MOORE'S" on front and a large sign on the roof for Rubsam & Horrmann Beer. Handwritten inscription along the top edge of the photo: "Ocean Breeze 1904." A previous cataloger identified the location as Camp Warren.
(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 1904
Latest Date 1904
Subjects Beaches
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Skinner, Edwin H.
Catalog Number 52.012.0007
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.