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Title [Billboard, Weissglass Dairy]
Object Name Negative, Film
Photographer Flamm, Herbert A.
Date November 1, 1955
Collection Herbert A. Flamm Photograph Collection
Description Original B&W film negative. View of a freestanding billboard with an illustration of a hand holding a glass of milk. Inscription on the billboard: "your health is our business / GOLD / Weissglass / SEAL / MILK AND DAIRY PRODUCTS." Sign at the bottom of the billboard: "Richmond Poster." The billboard was located on the east side of Bay Street, just north of Slosson Terrace, in St. George, Staten Island. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Richmond Poster 11/1/55 / 9 each."
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century)
Film Size 8 x 10
Acquisition Gift of Herbert A. Flamm
Ownership and History The Weissglass Gold Seal Dairy Corporation operated a large milk processing and bottling plant on Forest Avenue in Mariners Harbor, Staten Island from 1933 until 1965. 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 1955
Latest Date 1955
Subjects Billboards
Advertising
Dairy products
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 79.022.1342
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, January 2017.
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