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Title [Staten Island Rapid Transit railway station, South Beach]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date 1900
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. View of the railroad station at South Beach, Staten Island. There is a small one-story building at left, and an open-sided structure over the railroad tracks in the center of the image. Sign on the roof of the structure: "STATEN ISLAND RAPID TRANSIT / RAILWAY STATION." Sign on the building at left: "SOUTHFIELD BEACH R.R. / MIDLAND BEACH." Men, women, and children are walking along the sidewalk, having apparently just gotten off a train. Handwritten inscriptions along the top edge: "BUILT 1895" and "1900." Handwritten inscription in pencil on reverse: "Staten Island Rapid Transit / R.R. Station / 152."
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century, SIRT)
Print size 4.5 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.
Earliest Date 1900
Latest Date 1900
Subjects Beaches
Railroad stations
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Skinner, Edwin H.
Catalog Number 52.012.0016
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.