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Title [Sea Side Bathing Pavilion]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Bear, George
Date ca. 1900
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on black cardboard mount. Front view of a long two-story building on a boardwalk at the beach. Signs on the front of the building at left: "SEA SIDE BATHING PAVILION" and "MILLER'S." There is a sign on the side of the ramp leading from the building to the beach: "BATHING." Sign on the side of the building at left: "MILLER'S / BATHING / PAVILION." There are men, women, and children on the beach and boardwalk. One man is in the water in the foreground; another man is seated in a small boat which has inscription "LIFEBOAT / MILLER'S." Signature in the lower right corner: "BEAR." Stamped inscription on reverse of mount: "GEORGE BEAR / PHOTOGRAPHER / 66 BEACH STREET, STAPLETON S.I.". Location is South Beach, Staten Island.
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 7.5 x 9.5
Ownership and History Like nearby Coney Island, the popular resort area at Staten Island's South Beach drew crowds of middle-class vacationers in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Popular amenities included hotels, restaurants, amusement rides, beer gardens, bathing pavilions, and theaters.

Mrs. Gertrude Miller was the proprietor of the Sea Side Hotel and Miller's Bathing Pavilion at South Beach.
Earliest Date 1895
Latest Date 1905
Subjects Bathing
Beaches
Pavilions
Recreation
Swimmers
Waterfronts
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Miller, Gertrude
Catalog Number PH01.1303
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, July 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.