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Object Name Booklet
Date ca. 1934-1935
Title A Temple of Thrift: Westerleigh Savings and Loan Association
Description Advertising brochure for Westerleigh Savings and Loan Association at 832 Jewett Avenue, Staten Island; staple-bound publication describing its products and services. Printed in black on white paper. Illustrations include photographs of the exterior and interior of the bank. Officers and directors are listed. Graphics are incorporated to represent possible goals of saving: Christmas, vacation, a home, happiness, a bicycle, college, a wedding trousseau, travel, a radio, or an automobile.
(Keywords: Twentieth Century, New York City)
Acquisition Gift of Resolution Trust Corp
Ownership and History The booklet notes Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Company insurance up to $5000, which would indicate a date of 1934 or 1935, near the height of the Great Depression.
Accounts could be opened with the payment of one dollar or more. According to a paragraph on page four, "The investments of our shareholders bring adequate returns to them as individuals and at the same time benefit our borrowers by enabling them to secure homes on easy payments. When loans are made on new buildings labor is furnished to men in the building trades. Save your money on Staten Island."

Bank Officers include George M. Matthius, James B. McFadden, August H. Ludwig, Hiram C. Horton, Herbert G. Winsch, and C.H. Hunsdorfer. Directors' surnames include Horton, Matthius, Trismen, McFadden, Johnson, Cameron, Hunsdorfer, Ludwig, Dunham, Slaven, Snyder, and Van Name.
Earliest Date 1934
Latest Date 1935
Material Paper
Subjects Banking industry
Lexicon Sub-category Advertising Medium
Associated People Horton, Hiram Chatfield
Catalog Number 92.021.0018
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, September 2014.
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.