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Object Name Booklet
Date 1886
Title Picturesque Staten Island
Description Published booklet, softcover, 46 pages. Title: "Picturesque / Staten Island." The cover has color lithograph (orange and black) illustrations of the Staten Island ferry, a stadium (likely Erastus Wiman's Staten Island Amusement Company at St. George), and a steam locomotive. Printed inscription at the bottom edge: "THE H. BARTLETT NOVELTY CO. N.Y. / THE LITHOGRAPHOID / ENG. & PTG. CO. N.Y." Printed on title page: "PICTURESQUE / STATEN ISLAND, / THE / GATEWAY TO NEW YORK HARBOR, / In Pen and Pencil. / Price, Ten Cents. / PUBLISHED BY / THE STATEN ISLAND AMUSEMENT CO." Copyright date is 1886. The booklet contains engravings and descriptions of various Staten Island locations. The inside of the back cover has a "STEAMBOAT TIME TABLE" between St. George and New York, and a schedule for The Mets (baseball team) home games. The back cover is an advertisement for Water Fireworks and Fairy-Land Concerts at the "New Summer Evening Resort, / AT SAINT GEORGE, STATEN ISLAND."
Ownership and History This 1886 booklet describes a tour of Staten Island. The tour begins at Battery Park in lower Manhattan, proceeds to the attractions operated by the Staten Island Amusement Company near the Staten Island ferry landing at St. George, and continues through many neighborhoods of the island. It includes illustrations of local scenery, including four that are credited as being from photographs by Isaac Almstaedt.
Earliest Date 1886
Latest Date 1886
Maker H. Bartlett Novelty Co.
Material Paper
Subjects Amusement parks
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Wiman, Erastus
Catalog Number X11.0002
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, July 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.