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Title Richmond County Fair Grounds, Staten Island
Object Name Postcard
Studio or Publisher Souvenir Post Card Co.
Date 1906 postmark
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original color postcard; appears to be a B&W photo with color added before printing. View of a racetrack; on the left is a grandstand filled with spectators, and next to that is a tent that is also filled with people. Crowds are visible along the fences that border both sides of the track. One open-top car (automobile) is visible on the track. Printed caption at bottom: "12494 -- Richmond County Fair Grounds, Staten Island." Handwritten inscription below caption: "9 - 26 - 06 / This is were [sic] Lulu Katie Andrew and I was / on Sept. 5th '06. -- Jennie". Printed on reverse: "Posts Card / THIS SIDE FOR THE ADDRESS / Souvenir Post Card Co., New York and Berlin." Postcard has two postmarks, one for Tompkinsville dated Sept 27 1906, and one for Passaic NJ with the same date. Postcard is hand addressed to "Mrs. Wm. S. Brown, / 122 Palisade Ave., / Garfield N.J." A one-cent stamp is attached.
(Keywords: Early Twentieth Century, New York City)
Print size 3.5 x 5.375
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History The Richmond County Fair Grounds were located in Dongan Hills, Staten Island.
Earliest Date 1903
Latest Date 1906
Subjects Fairs
Racetracks
Automobile racing
Grandstands
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 00.018.0051
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.