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Object Name Tub
Date 1991
Description Plastic Italian ices cup with lid. The side of the cup has color illustrations representing the Staten Island Ferry, the Statue of Liberty, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and an island marked "STATEN ISLAND". The printed inscription above the illustration reads "RALPH'S / GOURMET / ITALIAN ICES / Imported / from / Staten Island".
(Keywords: Twentieth Century, New York)
Ownership and History Ralph's Famous Italian Ices was founded by Italian immigrant Ralph Silvestro, who began by selling ices from a truck in 1928. He opened his store in Port Richmond, Staten Island, around 1945, and his family continued the tradition, overseeing the expansion of the business throughout the New York metro area. Ralph's is still in business as of 2013.
Earliest Date 1991
Latest Date 1991
Material Plastic
Subjects Ice cream & ices
Lexicon Sub-category Merchandising T&E
Catalog Number 91.034.A-B
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2012.
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