|Title||[Postcard with a song recording]|
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)
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Palma, Joseph A.
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