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Staten Island Post Cards, NYPL

This focused, comprehensive collection of postcards came to the Library in 2001 as a gift from Catherine Robinson, a collector who spent her childhood in Staten IslandCreated by: PICRYLDated: 1930
Augustinian Academy, Staten Island, New York, [drive leading to entrance]
This focused, comprehensive collection of postcards came to the Library in 2001 as a gift from Catherine Robinson, a collector who spent her childhood in Staten Island, and who later assembled and organized the postcards as a hobby.

Robinson subdivided the collection into broad topical categories, an arrangement retained here for browsing this digital presentation. Robinson also provided descriptive captions for each postcard, signaling interesting features or general content that is not otherwise evident from the title (these descriptions accompany the postcards' titles, in brackets); on occasion the collector has noted the relative rarity of an item or a scene.

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A Morning Tide, Crescent Beach Great Kills, Staten Island, N.Y.
Mariners(sic) Baptist Church, Mariners Harbor, Staten  Island, N.Y.
Surrogate's Office  Richmond, Staten Island
Residence on Stapleton Heights, Stapleton, S.I., N.Y.  [large houses on hillside]
Tottenville National Bank, Banking Room.
Club House and Dental Works, Princes(sic) Bay, Staten Island, N.Y.  [ext. of buildings and many people on shore.]
In the Kills Great Kills, Staten Island, N.Y. [fisherman on shoreline.]
Staten Island Center for Active Service Men, Stapleton, Staten Island, N.Y.  [int. view of living room with sailor leaning on mantle and another man on sofa]
Mariner's Harbor National Bank.
Staten Island Savings Bank   Stapleton, S.I. [people & old cars].
Staten Island Savings Bank Stapleton, Staten Island, NY   Organized 1867  [people and old cars]
Corn Exchange Bank, New Court House and Borough Hall   Staten Island, N.Y. [old cars, horse and wagon.]
The Richmond County Savings Bank, Castleton Ave. and Taylor St. Staten Island, N.Y.
New First Class Safe Deposit Vault of the Staten Island Savings Bank -  [Information  of  Staten Island on back.]
Exterior View of Bank  [i.e., Staten Island Savings Bank] - [Info on back of growth of bank.]
Interior View of Bank [i.e., Staten Island Savings Bank] - [ info of  bank trustees etc.,on back.]
Interior View of  Staten Island Savings Bank  -  [Information of Staten Island different from #7 on back.]
Board of Trustees Room [Information of bank's goal to attract  "desirable" families to move to Staten Island.]
Richmond Borough National Bank, Stapleton, Staten Island, N.Y.
Entrance, Cedar Grove Beach Club New Dorp, Staten Island, N.Y.
Bird's-Eye View Cedar Grove Beach, New Dorp Beach, S.I., N.Y.
Cedar Grove Beach New Dorp, Staten Island, N.Y.
Cedar Grove Beach, Staten Island, N.Y. [Sailboats and Cabins].
Club House   Cedar Grove Beach, Staten Island, N.Y. [with old car.]
Eltingville Beach Eltingville, Staten Island, N.Y. [People at shoreline.]
Cedar Grove, Staten Island, N.Y. [Entrance gate and walkway.]
View of  Friedrich's Pier, Tottenville, N.Y. [people on wooden boardwalk and pier.]
Bathing Hour, Crescent Beach  Great Kills, Staten Island, N.Y. [people and  buildings.]
Crook's Point from Great Kills, Staten Island, N.Y. [wooden pier and rowboats.]
Maurice Fitzgerald's Fleet of Boats Great Kills, Staten Island, N.Y. [fishing boats off shore.]
Great Kills Yacht Club Staten Island, N.Y.
Bathing Scene, New Dorp Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.  [people bathing, long pier off beach.]
Prince(sic) Bay Yacht Club, Prince(sic) Bay Staten Island, N.Y.  [buillding  & people swimming off float.]
Prince(sic) Bay Yacht Club, Prince(sic) Bay Staten Island, N.Y.  [building & people swimming off float.]
Bungalows and Beach, Graham Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.  [buildings, wood walkway and people on sand.]
12497-Woodland Beach, Camping Grounds adjoining Midland Beach, Staten Island [tents, shoreline, entrance building.]
Camp Viola Woodland Beach Staten Island  [man, woman, children in front of tent].
Beach Scene Along Woodland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.  [pier, pavilion, people on beach and in water].
Newsboys Camp, Woodland Beach, Staten Island, Conducted by Newsboys Home Club  Where fifteen hundred newsboys of Greater New York spent a free outing in the country.
Beach at Tottenville, Staten Island, N.Y. [shoreline with person and short dock]
Woodland Beach, S.I., Camping Grounds (tents on beach with pier in distance
Bathing at Graham Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.  [people on sand with boardwalk and restaurant.]
Princess(sic) Bay Yacht Club, Princes(sic)  Bay, Staten Island, N.Y. [same view as #30 except in  black and white and different text.]
Camp Life at Overlook Park, Prince's(sic) Bay. Staten Island, N.Y. [people in old- fashioned garb standing and walking in front of tents.]
Sailing at Sunset New Dorp Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.  [sailboat on ocean at sunset]
The Cove Formerly Columbia Fishing Club [aerial view  text continues with details of facilities.]
Midland Beach from the Pier, Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.  [shoreline and large white building ..hotel- in background.]
The Swimming Pool Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.  [pool with  people on decks and float.]
Panorama View, Beach Park, Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.  [view of wooden cottages.]
Midland Beach, N.Y. [large pavilion, beach, ocean, ferris wheel in far distance.]
On the Sand, Midland Beach. Staten Island, N.Y.  [large pavilion, boardwalk, people, ferris wheel in far distance.]
Enjoying the Day, Midland Beach. Staten Island, N.Y.  [buildings, people on beach in acrobatic formation.]
Midland Beach Staten Island. [people in old-fashioned garb on sand holding large American flag as well as small flags.]
Midland Beach, Staten Island, Hand Paint Co.  [buildings, bandstand, ferris wheel, people on sand.]
Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y. (Publisher, Schaffer & Rice) [buildings, boardwalk, people sitting under "mushroom" sun screens.]
Midland Beach, looking South, Staten Island, N.Y. [people on boardwalk and beach, old telephone poles.]
Water Maneuvering at Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.  [card # upside down] [Pavilion with large flag, people in water, other buildings.]
Sun and Water Bathing, Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.  [people on beach, buildings and ferris wheel in distance.]
Midland Beach,Staten Island. [buildings, ferris wheel, people on sand fully dressed.]
On the Float, Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.  [people on float in water, buildings on shore, ferris wheel in distance.]
Boardwalk Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y. [people, waffle stand, ferris wheel in background, sun shelter.]
Everybody Rides in the Whip at Midland Beach, Staten Island,  N.Y.  [people in the amusement ride, roller coaster in near background.]
Souvenir of Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.  [people strolling along wooden pier.]
Enjoying a Rest at Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y. [people on boardwalk, buildings, bandstand.]
I'm All Alone - Midland Beach, Staten Island [(lady in early bathing costume poised to dive into water, superimposed on painted water scene]
Railroading and Fishing on the Pier, Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y. [people fishing off pier and old rail car.]
Southfield Beach Camps, Midland Beach Staten Island, N.Y.  [people in old bathing costumes on sand, sailing boat, cottages and flags]
Camp Midland, Midland Beach. Staten Island, N.Y.  [camping cottages with flags, people on  beach.]
Southfield Beach Camping Grounds Staten Island, N.Y.  [camp sites, flags and people on shoreline.]
Jolly Campers, Beach Park, Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.  [posed portrait of campers; ladies in beautiful white dresses, men in casual garb, cottages.]
Midland Beach, Staten Island. [people on boardwalk, entrance building to pier, old utility poles, people on float in water.]
The Rossow Midgets, Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.  [close-up of midgets boxing in ring on boardwalk next to bandstand, large audience in background.]
Interior of Store, Beach Park Drug Co. 612 Midland Avenue, Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y. [wonderful interior of soda fountain and people at the counter, Coca Cola and Breyers signs, narrow white border around.]
The Flying Cromwells, Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.  [close up of trapeze performers on boardwalk, audience in background.]
Sunken Gardens and Pool at Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.  [lots of people and garden view,  Midland Hotel in background and pool slide.]
11963- Excursion Steamer 'Wm. Story' Arriving at Pier, Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.  [people sitting on sand watching boat, pier with light poles.]
Bungalow City, Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.  [people and children outside of cottage row.]
404816, Listening to the Band, Midland Beach, SI., N.Y.  [close up of bandstand and musicians and audience.]
Souvenir of Midland Beach. [Branches of holly and pine with cones]
30716 Boardwalk Showing Casino, Midland Beach, Staten Island,  N.Y. [people in front of concession stands and sitting on benches.]
The Souvenir Booth, Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y. [repro] [people standing in front of concession stand.]
Scenic Railway, Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y. [people on boardwalk and the entrance]  building to the Scenic Railway;  ride itself is not in view)
Promenading at Midland Beach, Staten Island  [close-up Cables Hotel entrance on boardwalk, people strolling and ferris wheel.]
The Store of Beach Park Drug Co. 612 Midland Avenue, Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.  [corner store with people and ad signs on façade and window, i.e., Breyers, Bromo Seltzer, Kodaks: next store is Richmond Tailor, Pub. Beach Park Drug Co.]
Managers(sic) Home, Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.  [house with family gathered on front porch.]
How I Spend my time at Midland Beach, Staten Island. [people on boardwalk, Scenic Railway building.]
AMERICAN SOUVENIR CARD, Staten Island 9,  Midland Beach, cpy 1897 [shore and pavilion.]
Lincoln Avenue, Beach Park, Midland Beach Staten Island, N.Y.  [street scene of cottages with people posing in a line in the street.]
Under the Mushrooms of Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.  [white border, boardwalk scene, and mushroom sun shelters, lots of people]
Shopping Center, Midland Avenue, near Third Street, Midland Beach, Staten Island [pub. Wagner Pharmacy]  [Stores: Wagners Pharmacy, donut store, food market and dry goods store, people on street, trolley tracks]
Boardwalk and Beach, South Beach, Staten Island, N.Y. [people; boardwalk and bandstand.]
AMERICAN SOUVENIR CARD, Staten Island 10, On South Beach, cpy 1897 [people in old bathing costumes wading in surf.]
Bathing at Walch, South Beach, Staten Island. [people on sand in front of Walch Bath House.]
The Happy Land Sanitary Bathing Pool at Happy Land, South Beach, Staten Island. [(pool, diving platform, roller coaster in background.]
755 Bathing at South Beach, Staten Island, cpy 1903 by A. Loeffler, Tompkinsville, N.Y. (people on shoreline, pier and water float in distance)
Bachmann's South Beach, S.I., Souvenir  [buildings, pier, sailboats, cameo-type.]
20145-Bathing Beach, South Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.  [Nunleys Baths & Pool  shore scene and entrance to pool.]
Nothing like it in the country (people standing on shore)  Hand-stamped on front: South Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.
$5.00 Reward if you find me in this crowd at South Beach, Staten Island [people on crowded beach.]
Bathing Scene South Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.  [people on sand and people on float] Souvenir Post Card
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