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Title [Billboard, Cosmo's Drive-Inn]
Object Name Negative, Film
Photographer Flamm, Herbert A.
Date August 23, 1954
Collection Herbert A. Flamm Photograph Collection
Description Original B&W film negative. View of a freestanding billboard which has an illustration of an outdoor restaurant with a sign on the tent roof: "PARK AND EAT." Printed inscription on the billboard: "Double Treat / COSMO'S / DRIVE-INN / FOUNTAIN SERVICE / BEER - SEA FOOD / Hylan Blvd. near Clove." Sign at the top of the billboard: "Staten Island Outdoor." The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Rich Poster 8/23/54."
(Keywords: Richmond Poster, New York City, Twentieth Century)
Film Size 8 x 10
Acquisition Gift of Herbert A. Flamm
Ownership and History In the 1956 Staten Island telephone directory, Cosmo's Drive Inn was listed at 1300 Hylan Boulevard in Grasmere, near Clove Road. This photograph was taken for Richmond Poster, which was for many years Staten Island’s primary billboard and outdoor advertising company. The company was one of photographer Herbert A. Flamm’s steadiest clients.
Earliest Date 1954
Latest Date 1954
Subjects Advertising
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 79.022.1308
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, January 2017.
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