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Title [Parade float on the boardwalk at South Beach, Staten Island]
Object Name Postcard
Date 1922
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. A young boy stands on the boardwalk at South Beach, Staten Island; he wears a military uniform costume. He stands in front of a parade float in the form of a bi-wing airplane (biplane); sign on top of the wings: "EDDIE RICKENBACKER / AMERICAN ACE." There are buildings at left and in the background. The image is slightly out of focus. Handwritten inscription at top: "1922." Printed inscription on reverse: "POST CARD." (Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 3.5 x 5.5
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 1922
Latest Date 1922
Subjects Beaches
Boardwalks
Parades & processions
Children
Airplanes
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Skinner, Edwin H.
Catalog Number 52.012.0066
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.