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Title [Scott's Farm]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Bear, George
Date 1902
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on tan cardboard mount with a brown border. View of Fred Scott's Movie Ranch (also called Scott's Farm) in South Beach, Staten Island. Nine men wearing Western clothing are grouped in a semi-circle and are playing cards on the ground. Four of the men are standing, four are crouched or kneeling, and one man is seated on the ground. They are in front of a one-story wood frame building with sign "ROCKY HILL POST OFFICE" on the porch roof. Seven horses, all with saddles, stand alongside the porch. Inscription in lower left corner: "Bear / S.I." Stamped inscription on reverse of mount: "GEORGE BEAR / PHOTOGRAPHER / 65 BEACH STREET,- STAPLETON, S.I." Related photograph PH01.1283, which appears to have been taken at the same time, is dated 1902.
(Keywords: New York City, Film Industry, Film Set, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 7.750 x 9.750
Ownership and History Fred Scott's Movie Ranch, located on Sand Lane in South Beach, served as the setting for many Westerns and other films shot in the 1890s and early 1900s. Several of "The Perils of Pauline" movies were filmed at this location.
Earliest Date 1902
Latest Date 1902
Subjects Westerns
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Scott, Fred
Catalog Number PH01.1282
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, June 2016.
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