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Title Sectional Bird's-eye View, Sea View Hospital, Staten Island, N.Y.
Object Name Postcard
Studio or Publisher Weitzman's Photo Shop, Inc.
Date ca. 1930s-1940s
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original color postcard with bird's-eye view of Sea View Hospital, showing numerous buildings with a lawn and circular pathway in the foreground. Color has been added to the image: red roofs, blue sky, green grass and trees. Printed caption above image: "Sectional Bird's-eye View, Sea View Hospital, Staten Island, N.Y." Number printed very small in lower right corner: "36205". Several inscriptions printed on reverse: along left edge: "Pub. by Weitzman's Photo Shop, Inc., Stapleton, S.I., N.Y." Printed along top left: "THIS SPACE FOR WRITING". Printed along top right: "POST CARD / THIS SIDE IS FOR THE ADDRESS / Place the Stamp here / ONE CENT / for United States / and Island Possessions / Cuba, Canada and / Mexico / TWO CENTS / for foreign". Printed on a line down the center: "MADE IN USA".
(Keywords: Seaview, New York City, Twentieth Century)
Print size 3.5 x 5.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History The Sea View Hospital complex, located in Willowbrook, Staten Island, was built in the early 1900s as New York City's center for the study and treatment of tuberculosis. The first successful drug trials for the modern cure were conducted at Sea View in the 1950s.
Earliest Date 1931
Latest Date 1952
Subjects Hospitals
Bird's-eye views
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 96.034.0068
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, September 2015.
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.