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Title [Siblico Baths, South Beach, Staten Island]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1905-1915
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. View of the beach at South Beach, Staten Island, with the boardwalk in the background. In the foreground, a group of men and women, and several teenage boys, pose for the camera. At left is a wooden walkway extending onto the beach from the boardwalk; three women in bathing suits are walking on the walkway. The boardwalk is crowded with men and women. The building in the center of the image has a sign: "THE / SANITARY BATHS." To the left of the bathhouse is an ice cream stand; Heller's Restaurant is to the right of the bathhouse. This same bathhouse is seen in photo PH01.1370; in that photo, the sign on the buildings says "SIBLICO BATHS."
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century)
Print size 5 x 7
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, Staten Island.
Earliest Date 1905
Latest Date 1915
Subjects Beaches
Bathing suits
Ice cream & ices
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Skinner, Edwin H.
Catalog Number 52.012.0067
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.