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Title [Water slide at South Beach, Staten Island]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1905-1915
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. View of a large wooden platform in the water just off the shore of South Beach, Staten Island. Numerous men in bathing suits stand on the platform, which has a long slide at one end; other men stand at the top of the slide, and one man is going down the slide on his stomach. A pennant flies from the top of the slide (seen in reverse): "HARRIS'S." There are men and women in the water in the foreground.
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 4.250 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 1905
Latest Date 1915
Subjects Beaches
Bathing suits
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Skinner, Edwin H.
Catalog Number 52.012.0046
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.