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Title [Happyland, South Beach, Staten Island]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date 1909
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. View of a crowd on the beach at South Beach, Staten Island, with buildings in the background at left. A group of teenage boys poses in the foreground. There is a sign on a pier in the middle distance at right: "HAPPYLAND." Handwritten inscription along the top edge of the photo: "1909."
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 5 x 7
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 1909
Latest Date 1909
Subjects Beaches
Amusement parks
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Skinner, Edwin H.
Catalog Number 52.012.0020
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.