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Title [Acrobats at Midland Beach]
Object Name Postcard
Date 1924
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W postcard, mounted on a page in photograph album X17.0003; the album contains photographs of Midland Beach, Staten Island, and is associated with Henry Johnk. View from an elevated vantage point showing a scene at Midland Beach. In the foreground, a tall pole stands at right, with a man standing on a platform near the top, looking up at a second man above him. A crowd watches from the ground below. The building at center has a painted inscription on its rear corner: "BASKET / PARTIES / SERVED." The beach and a pier can be seen in the background, with crowds of people on both.
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century)
Print size 5.5 x 3.5
Earliest Date 1924.0
Latest Date 1924.0
Subjects Beaches
Acrobatics
Acrobats
Performances
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number X17.0003.08.B
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, July 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.