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Title Living Flag, Richmond Co. Fair
Object Name Postcard
Photographer Biles, H.A.
Date ca. 1905
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W postcard. View of a large group of girls standing in rows in an open field; seen from an elevated vantage point. The girls are all wearing white dresses, and some wear dark capes. There is a fence behind them. Printed caption at bottom: "LIVING FLAG, RICHMOND CO. FAIR". Printed inscription on image at left: "H.A. BILES COPYRIGHTED / PUB'L". Printed on reverse: "POST CARD / (AUTHORIZED BY ACT OF CONGRESS OF MAY 19, 1898) / PLACE / POSTAGE / STAMP HERE. / DOMESTIC / ONE CENT. / FOREIGN / TWO CENTS."
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 3.5 x 5.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History In the early twentieth century, the Richmond County Fair Grounds were located in Dongan Hills, Staten Island. The tradition of the Richmond County Fair has continued into the twenty-first century with an annual event held at Historic Richmond Town.
Earliest Date 1905
Latest Date 1910
Subjects Fairs
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 00.018.0049
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, August 2015.
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.