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Title [Gartner's Hotel and Restaurant]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date 1916
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. View of a crowded beach at South Beach, Staten Island; many of the men and women are wearing bathing suits. A woman in a group seated in the foreground sticks out her tongue at the camera. There is a row of buildings in the background; the building at left is Gartner's Hotel and Restaurant. Handwritten inscription along the top edge: "1916". Handwritten inscriptions in pencil on reverse: "Resting on the Beach / at South Beach / S.I."
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 4.625 x 6.625
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.

Gartner's Hotel was operated by Ida Gartner (1854-1919), who was born in Germany and immigrated to the U.S. with her children in 1899.
Earliest Date 1916
Latest Date 1916
Subjects Beaches
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Skinner, Edwin H.
Gartner, Ida
Catalog Number 52.012.0012
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, November 2016.
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.