Museum logo

Photo Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Title Max Schmidt and his band at Midland Beach. S.I.
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1905-1915
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. View of the Midland Beach bandstand, seen from a slightly elevated vantage point. Bandleader Max Schmidt, wearing a uniform, stands in the center of the upper level of the bandstand, with musicians seated around him. An audience is seated to the left of the bandstand, and a few men and women are seated on benches in the foreground. The boardwalk is at right. Handwritten inscription on the reverse of the photo: "Max Schmidt and his / band at Midland / Beach. S.I. / Photo donated by / THOS E. CABLE." Inscription stamped in red ink on reverse: "THOMAS E. CABLE / 320 Claremont Avenue / Montclair, N.J."
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 3.875 x 5.750
Ownership and History Max Schmidt and his "Band White and Gold" were popular entertainers for many years at Midland Beach, Staten Island.

This photograph was donated by Thomas E. Cable, Jr. His father, Thomas E. Cable, Sr. (ca. 1838-1903), owner of Cable's Hotel in Midland Beach, was well-known in New York for operating a Manhattan restaurant as well as managing hotels in Coney Island and Rockaway Beach.
Earliest Date 1905
Latest Date 1915
Subjects Beaches
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Schmidt, Max
Cable, Thomas E.
Catalog Number PH01.1331
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, November 2016.
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.