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Title [Hergenhan's Little Germany, South Beach, Staten Island]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1905-1915
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print with fabric backing and a paper tab at left (appears to have been part of an album). Front view of a one-story building on the boardwalk at South Beach, Staten Island, with the beach in the foreground. Signs on the building, to the left and right of the entrance: "SMILING / BOOTH" and "KEEP SMILING / ROAST BEEF / SANDWICHES." Above the entrance is a faint sign for Rubsam & Horrmann's Lager Beer. To the right is the "KEEP SMILING / Cafe," and at far right is the Chop Suey restaurant. Several men and one woman walk on the boardwalk. An identical photo is identified as Hergenhan's Little Germany.
(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.
Earliest Date 1905
Latest Date 1915
Subjects Beaches
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Skinner, Edwin H.
Hergenhan, Albert
Catalog Number 52.012.0037
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.