|Title||[P. Bessi's Pavilion, South Beach, Staten Island]|
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Collection||Staten Island Geographic Collection|
Original B&W print with fabric backing and a paper tab at left (appears to have been part of an album). Diagonal front view of a row of buildings on the boardwalk at South Beach, Staten Island, with the beach in the foreground. In the center of the image is two-story building with an enclosed porch; sign on the building: "Bessi's / SANITARY / BATHS." A few men are walking on the boardwalk. Sign partially visible at far right: "P. BESSI'S P[AVILION] / LEMBECK & BETZ." An identical print is dated 1915.
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
|Print size||4.625 x 6.625|
|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.|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Skinner, Edwin H.
|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.|