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Title [Glenwood Baths, South Beach, Staten Island]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date 1904
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. View of a row of buildings on the boardwalk at South Beach, Staten Island, with the beach in the foreground. A banner is flying at left (the inscription is seen in reverse): "GLENWOOD BATHS." A covered pavilion and a gazebo extend out onto the beach. The beach is crowded with men, women, and children. Signs visible on the boardwalk include: "OPEN TROLLEY CARS / TO ALL / FERRIES;" "NEPTUNE / HOUSE;" "TO THE CARS;" and "BASKET PARTIES WELCOME." Handwritten inscription at top: "1904." Handwritten inscription on reverse: "Scene at Glenwood Baths."
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 4.375 x 6.875
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 1904
Latest Date 1904
Subjects Beaches
Bathhouses
Boardwalks
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Skinner, Edwin H.
Catalog Number 52.012.0057
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.