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Object Name Postcard
Date September 1910
Description Postcard with a color illustration of a woman with her arms around a horse's neck. Printed at right: "Remember the Dates of the / Interborough Fair / Labor Day Week, September 5-10, 1910 / An up-to-date Fair, embodying all / the features of the old fashioned / County Fairs. The only one of its / kind in New York City. / Trotting, Running and Pacing Races / daily. Horse, Dog and Poultry Shows. / Cattle, Farm, Garden, Fruit and / Flower Exhibits. Machinery Hall / filled with the latest moving demon- / strations. The Main Building contain- / ing Women's Work, Fine Art, Photo- / graphy. Educational Exhibits from / Public Schools. Daily open air free / attractions. Cash, Ribbon and Medal / Award Premiums offered in all the / departments. / Consult premium list, which will be sent on / request to A.C. Nellis, Secretary, Richmond / Borough (Staten Island), New York, N.Y." Reverse side is printed as a postcard for mailing. Printed inscription on reverse along left edge: "No. 3009 -- Made in Norwalk, O., by The Fair Pub. House."
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century)
Ownership and History The 1910 Interborough Fair was held at Dongan Hills, Staten Island.

An article in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, September 7, 1910, commented:
"It is remarkable how many children under 12 years of age of unusual growth there are in New York and New Jersey, but that there are thousands of them the ticket takers at the Interborough Fair on Staten Island stand ready to swear. Yesterday was children's day at this county fair and all children under 12 were admitted free. Mothers with youngsters from one month up presented themselves and the big boys and girls already keeping company were willing to say that they were but 12 despite their height in some instances of 6 feet and over."
Earliest Date 1910
Latest Date 1910
Maker Fair Publishing House
Material Paper
Subjects Advertising cards
Animal shows
Horse racing
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number X12.0075
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, May 2015.
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.