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Object Name Postcard
Date 1955 postmark
Title [Postcard with a song recording]
Description Postcard which is also a record that can be played on a phonograph; the grooves of the recording are visible on the front of the card. The front has a color photograph of a 1956 Ford Fairlane. A woman wearing a red and white dress stands next to the car; a man in a Santa Claus costume stands on the other side of the car. Above the car are various Christmas ornaments. There is a hole in the center of the card (for placement on a record spindle). The reverse side of the postcard has a printed inscription: "This is a Special Record / by Rosemary Clooney / and Mitch Miller's Orchestra / Play it on any standard '78 RPM' / phonograph machine and take Rosemary's / advice for Christmas enjoyment and year- / round satisfaction. / Here's your chance to get in tune with / the deal of a lifetime which I can get for / you. See and drive the '56 Ford today! / Your whole family will love Ford's / Thunderbird Power and Styling and you / can travel all the New Year with Ford's / new Lifeguard Design. / Why don't you come in now for the / buy of your life!" Stamped inscription: "SAL FAGO / PALMA MOTOR SALES & SERVICE CORP. / 1355 CASTLETON AVE. / STATEN ISLAND 10, N.Y." There is a Staten Island postmark dated December 8, 1955. A handwritten address has been crossed out.
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century)
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Earliest Date 1955
Latest Date 1955
Material Paper
Subjects Postcards
Automobile dealerships
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Palma, Joseph A.
Catalog Number 96.034.0097
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.