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Object Name Postcard
Date December 1959
Description Advertising postcard for Westerleigh Savings and Loan Association, 832 Jewett Avenue, Staten Island. Printed in green and red. Illustration of a man and woman decorating a Christmas tree with cash; with words "if your / Christmas / was green, / you can / make it / grow!" and additional printed text including current dividend rate of 3 1/2%. Reverse has text and graphics, a blank space for a mailing address, and a bulk rate postage indicia in the corner.
(Keywords: Twentieth Century, New York City)
Acquisition Gift of Resolution Trust Corp
Ownership and History The message on this postcard is encouraging customers to deposit their annual Christmas bonus money into a savings account.

This is one of a series of advertising postcards used by the Westerleigh Savings and Loan Association in the 1950s and 1960s, each using a different lighthearted illustration or verbal pun.
Earliest Date 1959
Latest Date 1959
Material Paper
Subjects Banking industry
Advertising
Money
Christmas trees
Ephemera
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 92.021.0007
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, October 2014.
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