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Title [Midland Beach]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Seehusen, Ernest
Date ca. 1909
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. View of men, women, and children in the water and on the beach at Midland Beach, Staten Island. Most of the people are wearing bathing suits. In the background are the buildings and the amusement rides on the boardwalk; a ferris wheel is visible in the distance at right. The large building with columns at left is the Midland Beach Casino.
(Keywords: Twentieth Century, New York City)
Print size 4.125 x 6.5
Ownership and History Staten Island’s Midland Beach and South Beach were popular resort areas well into the twentieth century, rivaling the more famous Coney Island. The Staten Island beaches drew crowds of working- and middle-class vacationers, many of whom rented bungalows just off the beach.
Earliest Date 1908
Latest Date 1912
Subjects Beaches
Amusement rides
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Seehusen, Ernest H.
Catalog Number PH01.0496
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, September 2015.
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