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Title Hero Park, Grymes Hill, Staten Island, N.Y.
Object Name Postcard
Studio or Publisher Weitzman's Photo Shop, Inc. (publisher)
Date ca. 1930-1945
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original color postcard with picture of Hero Park. View of a sloping grass field with path, trees, stone monument, American flag, and gardens. Two buildings, partially obstructed by trees, are in the distance. Printed caption at upper right: "HERO PARK, GRYMES HILL, STATEN ISLAND, N.Y." Printed at upper left is the number "4". Printed on reverse: "POST CARD / PUB. BY WEITZMAN'S PHOTO SHOP, INC., STAPLETON, S.I., N.Y. / 15021 / 'COLOURPICTURE,' CAMBRIDGE, MASS., U.S.A. SALES OFFICE - FIFTH AVE., N.Y.C.", with spaces designated for writing messages and for adding a one cent stamp.
This type of card is generally referred to as a linen postcard. The image is printed in bright colors on textured cardstock that gives a linen-like appearance to the front of the card.
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century)
Print size 3.5 x 5.375
Acquisition Gift of Marie Giglio
Ownership and History Hero Park was dedicated in 1920. The stone monument holds a bronze plaque with the inscription, "THIS / HERO PARK / AND MEMORIAL / IS LOVINGLY DEDICATED / TO THE MEMORY / OF THE SPLENDID SONS / OF STATEN ISLAND / WHO SO NOBLY / GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE WORLD WAR / 1917 -- 1918" and a second plaque with a list of names.
Earliest Date 1930
Latest Date 1945
Subjects Parks
World War I
Monuments & memorials
Postcards
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 01.014.0002
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, July 2017.
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.