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Title Mr Fairs camp on Crooks Point
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Benedict, Coleman
Date 1904
Collection Coleman Benedict Photograph Collection
Description B&W print, probably made from the original negative. View of a group on the beach at Crooke's Point in Great Kills, Staten Island. Men, women, and children are seated around a table set for a meal. There is a tent in the background. A small boy sits on a barrel at the near end of the table. Identified on reverse as "Mr Fairs camp on Crooks Point Great Kills S.I.", dated 1904. Photo by Coleman Benedict.
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 7 x 5
Acquisition Gift of Grace Benedict Hyland
Ownership and History Coleman Benedict (1874-1932) was an amateur photographer. His profession was jeweler, working with his father and other family members at the Benedict Brothers jewelry and clock business that was founded in 1819 by his grandfather, Samuel Ward Benedict. Coleman Benedict's obituary in the New York Times noted that "he was regarded as a gem expert and an experienced clock maker."

Earliest Date 1904
Latest Date 1904
Subjects Camps
Table settings & decorations
Children & adults
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 75.040.0013
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, July 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.