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Object Name Poster
Date ca. 1890
Description Chromolithographed advertising poster for the Bachmann Brewing Company, Clifton, and Bachmann's South Beach. Large title in upper right corner: "THE / BACHMANN / BREWING CO / CLIFTON, S.I." and smaller text in lower left corner: "BACHMANN'S SOUTH BEACH, S.I." Poster shows waterfront amusement complex with steamboat, pier, and other boats in the foreground. An inset oval features a "BIRDS EYE VIEW OF / THE BACHMANN BREWING CO. CLIFTON S.I." The Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge are visible in the distance. Inscription in lower right corner: "KIHN & HALL N.Y."
(Keywords: New York)
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Lager breweries began to flourish on Staten Island after 1850 in the areas of Clifton, Stapleton, and Castleton Corners. The beverage appealed particularly to people of German heritage who lived on Staten Island and in nearby Brooklyn and Manhattan. To further market and distribute their products, breweries owned and operated beer gardens and resort complexes like Bachmann's at South Beach.

The Bachmann Brewery facility in Clifton, Staten Island (formerly Mayer & Bachmann's) had been destroyed by fire in 1881. This poster shows the rebuilt complex, as well as the Brooklyn Bridge (opened 1883) and the Statue of Liberty (completed 1886).
Earliest Date 1886
Latest Date 1895
Maker Kihn & Hall
Subjects Amusement parks
Bathing
Beaches
Recreation
Brewing industry
Waterfronts
Lexicon Sub-category Advertising Medium
Catalog Number 76.050.0001
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2012.
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