|Title||Annual Fair of the Richmond County Agricultural Society. General View.|
|Collection||Staten Island Geographic Collection|
Original B&W photo postcard. View of the Richmond County Fair Grounds in Dongan Hills, Staten Island, as seen from an elevated vantage point. View includes tents, a large oval race track, and a grandstand at left; there are numerous men, women and children on the grounds. Printed inscription at bottom of photo: "1008. / ANNUAL FAIR OF THE RICHMOND COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. GENERAL VIEW. / COPYRIGHT, 1905, BY A. LOEFFLER, TOMPKINSVILLE, N.Y." Handwritten inscription in pen below photo: "Lots of entries received by Charlie. -- everything looks good. / Clif". A printed orange sticker is glued to the upper right corner of the photo: "RICHMOND COUNTY FAIR / RE-UNION DAY / September 4, 1907 / Special welcome to / former residents of / Staten Island". Handwritten address on reverse: "Chas E Griffith Esq / Hotel Lafayette / Asbury Park / New Jersey". Postcard has two postmarks: one from Port Richmond dated Aug. 28, 1907, and the other from Asbury Park, dated [month illegible] 29, 1907.
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
|Print size||3.375 x 5.375|
|Ownership and History||The tradition of the Richmond County Fair has continued into the twenty-first century with an annual event held at Historic Richmond Town.|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Griffith, Charles Edward, Sr.
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