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Object Name Card, Admittance
Date 1862
Description Admission card. Rectangular blue paper with black printed inscription: "Grand Picnic and Cotillion Excursion / OF THE / OWL CLUB, / TO / BIDDLE'S GROVE, / On TUESDAY, August 19th, 1862. / The splendid Steamer MOSES TAYLOR, and favorite Barge CLEVELAND / have been chartered for the occasion. Music will be furnished by Whitworth's / celebrated Brass and Cotillion Band. / TICKETS 50 CENTS EACH. / The Barge will lay at the foot of Jackson Street, East River, while the Boat / makes the following Landings: / Tenth Street, E.R., 7 1/2 o'clock; Broome Street, E.R., 8 o'clock; Bridge / Street, Brooklyn, 8 1/2 o'clock; Jackson Street, 9 o'clock." Reverse is blank.
(Keywords: New York, Resort, Ticket)
Acquisition Gift of the Estate of Minnie Wood
Ownership and History Biddle's Grove, a summer day resort on the waterfront in Tottenville, Staten Island, was established in the 1850s. It was a popular site for group picnics and religious outings.
Earliest Date 1862
Latest Date 1862
Material Paper
Subjects Picnics
Clubs
Ephemera
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 39.001.0018
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.