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Title [Circular swing, South Beach, Staten Island]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date 1917
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. View of the circular swing amusement ride on the boardwalk at South Beach, Staten Island, as seen from the beach. At right are two small buildings; one has a sign "HOME / MADE / DOUGHNUTS" and the other has a sign "ICE COLD / LEMONADE / OR / ORANGEADE / CANDIES / 5c." Handwritten inscription along top edge: "1917."
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 4.625 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 1917
Latest Date 1917
Subjects Beaches
Boardwalks
Amusement rides
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Skinner, Edwin H.
Catalog Number 52.012.0099
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.