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Title [Scenic Railway, South Beach, Staten Island]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date 1905
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. View of the Scenic Railway building on the boardwalk at South Beach, Staten Island. It is a two-story building with sign at top: "SCENIC RAILWAY." Part of the track is visible continuing outside of the building. Men, women, and children are walking on the boardwalk. Handwritten inscription at the top edge: "1905." Handwritten inscription in pencil on reverse: "157 / View at Happyland Park / Showing Entrance to Scenic / Railway and Virginia Reel."
(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, Staten Island.
Earliest Date 1905
Latest Date 1905
Subjects Beaches
Boardwalks
Amusement rides
Railroads
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Skinner, Edwin H.
Catalog Number 52.012.0070
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.