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Title Cranes 1902
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date 1902
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. A group of ten young men form a human pyramid on the beach at South Beach, Staten Island. A girl in a bathing suit stands next to them. They are behind a building with an attached tent; a sign on the building is partially visible: "[C]RANE'S / HOUSE. / LAGER BEER." Several men, women, and children are watching the group on the beach. Handwritten inscription along the top edge of the photo: "CRANES 1902." Handwritten inscription on reverse: "Not yet Pub. / S.O. / Having a Good time at Craneville / South Beach, S.I."
(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 1902
Latest Date 1902
Subjects Beaches
Restaurants
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Skinner, Edwin H.
Catalog Number 52.012.0029
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.