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Title The Grand Stand. First Annual Fair of the Richmond County Agricultural Society
Object Name Postcard
Photographer Loeffler, August
Date 1905
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W photo postcard. View of the grandstand along the race track at the Richmond County fairgrounds in Dongan Hills, Staten Island. The grandstand and the areas in front of it and to the left are filled with spectators. There is a large tent at left. A fence runs around the track. Printed inscription at bottom of photo: "THE GRAND STAND / 1007. / FIRST ANNUAL FAIR OF THE RICHMOND COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. / COPYRIGHT, 1905, BY A. LOEFFLER, TOMPKINSVILLE, N.Y." Handwritten inscription in pen below photo: "Sarah". Handwritten address on reverse: "Miss Edith Van Clief / Mariners Harbor . S.I." Postcard has two postmarks: one from Stapleton, dated Sep. 25, 1905, and the other from Mariners Harbor, dated Sep. [date illegible], 1905.
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 3.375 x 5.375
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History The tradition of the Richmond County Fair has continued into the twenty-first century with an annual event held at Historic Richmond Town.
Earliest Date 1905
Latest Date 1905
Subjects Fairs
Grandstands
Racetracks
Postcards
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 96.035.0002
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, October 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.