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Title [Midland Beach]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Seehusen, Ernest
Date July 4, 1911
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on gray cardboard mount. View of a crowded Midland Beach, Staten Island. The crowd includes men, women, and children, most of whom are wearing bathing suits. In the background are the buildings and the amusement rides on the boardwalk; a ferris wheel is faintly visible in the distance at right. The large building with columns is the Midland Beach Casino.
(Keywords: Twentieth Century, New York City)
Print size 4.125 x 6.5
Ownership and History Staten Island’s Midland Beach and South Beach were popular resort areas well into the twentieth century, rivaling the more famous Coney Island. The Staten Island beaches drew crowds of working- and middle-class vacationers, many of whom rented bungalows just off the beach.
Earliest Date 1911
Latest Date 1911
Subjects Beaches
Amusement rides
Resorts
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Seehusen, Ernest H.
Catalog Number PH01.0494
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, September 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.