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Title "Jolly Bathers", Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.
Object Name Postcard
Studio or Publisher Souvenir Post Card Co.
Date 1908 postmark
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W postcard. View of the beach with a group of men and women in bathing costumes standing in a row with their arms around each other. Behind them is the boardwalk with a swing ride; the large building in the background is the Midland Beach Casino. Numerous people are on the boardwalk. Printed caption at top: " ' Jolly Bathers ' , Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y." Printed along right edge: "11968". Printed on reverse: "Post Card / ... / Schaffer & Rice - Publishers. Souvenir Post Card Co. New York. / Printed in Germany." There is a postmark for New Dorp, August 17, 1908. The card is hand-addressed to "Mr. T.W. Allen / 644 Newark Ave., / Jersey City, / N.J.". A one-cent stamp is attached. The back of the postcard is divided.
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century, Seaside Resorts)
Print size 3.375 x 5.250
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Earliest Date 1907.0
Latest Date 1908.0
Subjects Beaches
Amusement rides
Boardwalks
Casinos
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 00.018.0028
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, August 2015.
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.