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Title [Souvenir Shop, South Beach, Staten Island]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1915
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. Front view of a one-story building on the boardwalk at South Beach, Staten Island; the building has Tudor style architectural elements in the dormers. Sign above the entrance: "SOUVENIRS." Other signs advertise Horton's ice cream and Coca-Cola. The beach is in the foreground. Men, women, and children are on the beach and boardwalk. Handwritten inscription along the top edge of the photo: "ERECTED 1912 DESIGNED EHS." (Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 4.625 x 6.5
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 1912
Latest Date 1915
Subjects Beaches
Souvenir shops
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Skinner, Edwin H.
Catalog Number 52.012.0026
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.