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Title Annual Fair of the Richmond County Agricultural Society
Object Name Postcard
Photographer Loeffler, August
Date ca. 1905-1910
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Postcard with original B&W print. View of a crowd at the Richmond County Fair at the fair grounds in Dongan Hills, Staten Island. A crowd of people (mostly men, with a few boys and one woman) stand on the grass with their backs to the camera; they watch a performance of acrobats on a trapeze. A crowded grandstand is at left. Printed inscription at bottom of photo: "ANNUAL FAIR OF THE RICHMOND COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. 1001." Handwritten inscription at bottom edge: "With kind regards EHG". Printed on reverse: "POST CARD / THE ADDRESS TO BE WRITTEN ON THIS SIDE / Place 1-Cent / Stamp Here".
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 3.5 x 5.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Earliest Date 1905
Latest Date 1910
Subjects Fairs
Acrobats
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 00.018.0050
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, August 2015.
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