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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

1897 Photograph of Visitors Streaming to Athletic Outing on Travers Island in Pelham Manor

Below is an interesting photograph that shows visitors streaming across the causeway to Travers Island in Pelham Manor in 1897 to attend athletic games on the Island at the summer clubhouse of the New York Athletic Club. The photograph shows the old clubhouse on the Island before it was destroyed by fire on January 5, 1901. Interestingly, the causeway no longer exists because the small bay has since been filled and a parking area stands on and near the area.

The photograph appeared in the November, 1897 issue of "Outing" magazine as part of an article about the first of a series of athletics matches between the Chicago Athletic Association and the New York Athletic Club held on October 2, 1897.

Source: Athletics: The East Against the West in Outing, Vol. XXX, No. 2, p. 203 (Nov. 1897).

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