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Title [Storm damage at South Beach, Staten Island]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1905-1915
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. Diagonal view of a row of one- and two- story buildings on the boardwalk at South Beach, Staten Island. The view shows the aftermath of a storm, with debris on the beach; at left, a tall wooden post has fallen and is leaning toward the buildings. Several men walk on the beach and boardwalk. Signs are visible on several of the buildings, including: "SMILING / BOOTH;" "KEEP SMILING / ROAST BEEF / SANDWICHES;" "KEEP SMILING / Cafe;" "HARRIS'S GALLERY;" "CHOP SUEY;" "FOTOS / IN / BATHING / SUITS;" SCHAFFER'S / POSTAL FOTOS;" and "SEASIDE / STUDIO / HARRIS'S / SANITARY BATHING."
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 4 x 6.250
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 1905
Latest Date 1915
Subjects Beaches
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Skinner, Edwin H.
Catalog Number 52.012.0050
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.