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Title [Edwin H. Skinner]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date 1915
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. Full-length portrait of Edwin H. Skinner, photographed on the boardwalk at South Beach, Staten Island. He wears round glasses and a boater; he stands with his hands behind his back. A woman and two men stand in the background. The text on a sign that is partially visible in the background includes the words "Siblico Baths," which is the name of a bathhouse that was located on the boardwalk. Handwritten inscription in pencil on the border: "E.H. SKINNER / 1915." Handwritten inscription in pencil on reverse: "5416 / 1910, 11, 12, 13 / Built airplanes / for Rex / Monoplane Co / Plane built / at South / Beach / went barnstorming."
(Keywords: Airplane, Aviation, Early Twentieth Century, New York City)
Print size 3.5 x 2.5
Acquisition Gift of Edwin Skinner
Ownership and History This is one of a group of photographs donated to the Staten Island 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. Mr. Skinner was also involved with aviation firms, including the Rex Monoplane Company, located in South Beach, and the Kirkham Aeroplane & Motor Company of Savona, New York.
Earliest Date 1915
Latest Date 1915
Subjects Beaches
Portrait photographs
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Skinner, Edwin H.
Catalog Number 52.012.0001
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.