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Object Name Pin
Date ca. 1900-1915
Description Round pin button with multicolor illustration of a woman in the water holding onto a lifesaver. Printed above in black: "SOUVENIR OF MIDLAND BEACH, S.I." Attached red white and blue ribbons in a trefoil shape with ribbon streamers below; pin on reverse.
Ownership and History The Midland Beach resort complex, which officially opened on August 29, 1896, grew rapidly, especially after the completion of a trolley line between Midland and South Beach in 1901.
Earliest Date 1900
Latest Date 1915
Subjects Beaches
Souvenirs
Lexicon Sub-category Advertising Medium
Catalog Number X97.0484
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, July 2013.
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