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Object Name Postcard
Date 1907 postmark
Title Souvenir from Staten Island
Description Original color postcard. Color-printed illustration of a beach with sailboats in the water and figures walking on shore, surrounded by embossed border of seashells. Printed and embossed inscription: "Souvenir / from / STATEN ISLAND." Reverse has handwritten message addressed to "Kenneth Dudly Smith / Westerleigh / West Brighton / Staten Island." The message reads "I hope you will / soon be well / and can go and have / a fine time at / the beach / with love, / Grandma." Reverse has printed heading and markings in brown, with two postmarks on embossed area: one reads "PORT RICHMOND, N.Y. / JUN 20 / 8 PM / 190[1 or 7]"; the second reads "WEST [NEW] BRIGHTON / JUN 21 / 6-30A/ 19 07". Postage stamp has value of one cent.
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century, Seaside Resorts)
Acquisition Gift of the Estate of Frank I. Smith
Earliest Date 1900
Latest Date 1907
Material Paper
Subjects Ephemera
Postcards
Souvenirs
Beaches
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Smith, Kenneth Dudley (Sr.)
Catalog Number 53.003.0013
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, August 2016.
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.