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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
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.