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Object Name Card, Admittance
Date September 4, 1895
Description Admission card. Square tag of tan card stock with black printed inscription around the edges and on a diagonal in the center: "RICHMOND COUNTY / FAIR AND / HORSE SHOW ASSOCIATION / Wednesday, Sept. 4, 1895 / 50 cents. / NOT TRANSFERABLE. / GOOD THIS DAY ONLY. / MUST BE WORN CONSPICUOUSLY." A tan string loop is tied through a hole in the top. Reverse is blank.
(Keywords: Ticket, New York)
Acquisition From the Ward Estate
Ownership and History The "first annual" Richmond County Fair and Horse Show was held in 1895 at the former Staten Island Athletic Club grounds on Bement Avenue, in West New Brighton. The fair ran during the week beginning September 2, but this pass was only valid on Wednesday, September 4.

Earlier annual fairs had a strong agricultural focus, but the 1895 fair's offerings included manufacturing displays, fire engines, cycling exhibitions, and other attractions.
Earliest Date 1895
Latest Date 1895
Material Paper
Subjects Fairs
Horse shows
Ephemera
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 42.005.0048
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.