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Title [Swimmers at South Beach, Staten Island]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Studio or Publisher N.Y. Photo Co.
Date 1915
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. View of the beach at South Beach, Staten Island, looking out to the water. There are numerous men and women in bathing suits on the beach and in the water. There are two floating wooden rafts with swimmers on both; the one at left has a diving board. Near the raft at right is a small pontoon boot; a man holding oars is seated in the boat. Inscription on the pontoon: "LIFE BOAT / SIBLICO BATHS." Hoffman Island is visible in the distance at far right. Inscription lower right: "N.Y. PHOTO CO." Handwritten inscription on the bottom edge: "1915." A handwritten label is adhered to the image at the top edge: "SIBLICO."
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 5.875 x 10
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 1915
Latest Date 1915
Subjects Beaches
Swimmers
Islands
Quarantines
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Skinner, Edwin H.
Catalog Number 52.012.0097
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.