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Title [Hotel Victoria, South Beach, Staten Island]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1905-1915
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. Front view of a two-story building on the boardwalk at South Beach, Staten Island, with the beach in the foreground. The building has a porch and a balcony. Sign on the building: "P. DILLENBERGER'S / HOTEL - VICTORIA." To the right of the hotel is a small building with signs for Skee Ball. Men, women, and children are on the beach and boardwalk. Handwritten inscription at the top edge of the photo: "ABOUT 1885." (inscription most likely refers to the date the hotel was built, rather than the date of the photo). There is a strip of paper attached to one edge on the reverse, suggesting that the photo had been removed from an album.
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 4.125 x 6.625
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.
Earliest Date 1905
Latest Date 1915
Subjects Beaches
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Skinner, Edwin H.
Catalog Number 52.012.0039
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.