|Title||Hero Park, Grymes Hill, Staten Island, N.Y.|
|Studio or Publisher||Weitzman's Photo Shop, Inc. (publisher)|
|Collection||Staten Island Geographic Collection|
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.|
World War I
Monuments & memorials
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
|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.|