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Title [Camp Shelbourne, South Beach, Staten Island]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date 1917
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. View of a camp on the beach at South Beach, Staten Island, with rows of small bungalows. Men, women, and children pose in front of the bungalows. In front of the bungalows at right there is a row of flagpoles with American flags. Wooden plank sidewalks extend out from the houses. There is a sign at upper left: "MOORE'S / RUBSAM & HORRMANN'S / BEER." Below the sign there is a stack of wooden crates inscribed "RUBSAM & HORRMANN." Handwritten inscription along the top edge of the photo: "1917 / SHELBOURN." A note from a previous cataloger says that this camp was originally named Camp Moore. (The name of the beach may also be spelled as Shelbourne).
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 5 x 6.875
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 1917
Latest Date 1917
Subjects Beaches
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Skinner, Edwin H.
Catalog Number 52.012.0017
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.