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Title Scott's Farm
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Bear, George
Date 1902
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on tan cardboard mount with a brown border. View of Fred Scott's Movie Ranch (also called Scott's Farm) in South Beach, Staten Island. Nine men are wearing Western clothing. They are in front of a one-story wood frame building with sign "ROCKY HILL POST OFFICE" on the porch roof. Five of the men stand among seven horses; one man at left is on horseback. At right is a horse-drawn stagecoach with one man lying on the roof and two men seated up front. At far right is a log cabin. Inscription in lower left corner: "Bear / S.I." Handwritten inscription in pen at the bottom edge of the photo: "SCOTT'S 'FARM' -- SOUTH BEACH / WHERE MANY OF THE OLD 'WESTERN MOVIE / THRILLERS' / WERE MADE. / 1902."
(Keywords: New York City, Film Industry, Film Set, Early Twentieth Century)

Print size 7.750 x 9.750
Ownership and History Fred Scott's Movie Ranch, located on Sand Lane in South Beach, served as the setting for many Westerns and other films shot in the 1890s and early 1900s. Several of "The Perils of Pauline" movies were filmed at this location.
Earliest Date 1902
Latest Date 1902
Subjects Westerns
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Scott, Fred
Catalog Number PH01.1283
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, June 2016.
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