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Object Name Program
Date 1911
Title Premium List of the Richmond County Agricultural Society Seventh Annual Exhibition
Description Printed booklet, 48 pages plus front and back cover. Front cover is white with a black and white photograph of a horse race. Red and black printed inscription: "PREMIUM LIST / OF THE / RICHMOND COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY / SEVENTH ANNUAL EXHIBITION / THE / STATEN ISLAND FAIR / THE ONLY FAIR IN NEW YORK CITY / RICHMOND BOROUGH, STATEN ISLAND/ NEW YORK CITY / AUG. 30-31, SEPT. 1-2 & 4 (Labor Day) / FIVE BIG DAYS". The pages of the booklet contain itemized listings of each category of competition, including: Horse Show; Educational Departments; Domestic Departments; Photographic Department; Poultry Department; Departments of Agriculture, Horticulture and Floriculture; and Cattle, Sheep, and Swine. Pages also contain photos of people and previous fairs, and advertisements for local businesses.
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century)
Acquisition From Percy Sperr
Ownership and History One of the highlights of this 1911 fair was an aviation demonstration by Miss Harriet Quimby, who flew from the Dongan Hills fair grounds out over the Narrows and back in a Moisant monoplane.

Despite the title "Staten Island Fair" on this program, the event was referred to as the Richmond County Fair in newspaper accounts. The tradition of the Richmond County Fair has continued into the twenty-first century with an annual event held at Historic Richmond Town.
Earliest Date 1911
Latest Date 1911
Material Paper
Subjects Fairs
Animal shows
Horse racing
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 51.022.0001
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.