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Title [Circle Swing and Water Carousel, South Beach, Staten Island]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date 1906
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. View of a carousel on the boardwalk at South Beach, Staten Island; it is a circular building with open sides. In front of the carousel is the tower of a swing ride which holds several cars; the cables connecting the cars to the top of the tower have been drawn by hand in black ink. There are other buildings in the background, including one with sign "BALL / ROOM." Numerous men, women, and children are on the boardwalk. A large building has been sketched into the image by hand in black ink. Handwritten inscription at the top edge: "1906." The same inscription is also written at the bottom edge. Handwritten inscription in pencil on reverse: "162 / View at Happyland Park / Showing Circle Swing / and Water Carousel."
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 4.875 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, Staten Island.
Earliest Date 1906
Latest Date 1906
Subjects Beaches
Amusement rides
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Skinner, Edwin H.
Catalog Number 52.012.0069
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.