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Title [U.S. Life-Saving station in Bay Head, N.J.]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date ca. 1891-1895
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original B&W print. Men in uniform stand in front of a building with a clocktower at right. Sign above the door: "U.S. / LIFE-SAVING STATION". Several of the men have ropes around their necks and shoulders; the ropes are attached to a wheeled cart which has a life preserver ring attached. Location is Bay Head, New Jersey.
(Keywords: Jersey Shore, Lifeguards)
Print size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History This photo shows the United States Life-Saving station that was located in Bay Head, New Jersey. The structure, designed by architect Paul J. Pelz, was erected in 1884. It became a United States Coast Guard Station in 1915 and remained in use until the mid-20th century.

Photographer Alice Austen visited Bay Head in 1891 and again in 1895.
Earliest Date 1891
Latest Date 1895
Subjects Lifesaving
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.0521
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, June 2013.
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