|Date||May 30, 1928|
|Title||Official Program Auto Races|
Printed program booklet; eight pages plus front and back cover. Blue front and back cover, printed in black; on front cover: "OFFICIAL PROGRAM / AUTO RACES / UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE / Metropolitan Speedway / Association / AT THE / STATEN ISLAND FAIR GROUNDS / Dongan Hills, S.I. / DECORATION DAY / WEDNESDAY, MAY 30TH, 1928 / Under the Rules and with the Sanction of the / AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION / SANCTION NO. 1960 / VICTOR JACKSON, Manager / HENRY OLIVER, A.A.A. Official Representative / VICTOR JACKSON, Timekeeper and Referee / PRICE - - 15 Cents / THE WESTERLEIGH PRESS, 1927 RICHMOND TERRACE, PORT RICHMOND." First, fifth, and seventh pages have printed information about six events, including races and an auto polo game, with spaces to write in winners and times; some spaces are filled in. Printed lists of drivers include several listed as living on Staten Island: Jim Brown, Marty Kramer, Rich Decker, Bill Marvel, August Klatt, Jim McQuinlan, and Al Barnes. Other pages have printed advertisements for businesses and organizations, including: Bessi's Hotel, South Beach; The Teddy P. Schonhaus Association of Dongan Hills; Arc-Man Electric Service, 1958 Richmond Terrace, Port Richmond; Texaco gasoline; Brown's Garage, 150 Canal Street, Stapleton; Harry Mahen Garage, 114 Van Duzer Street; the St. George Hotel; and Staten Island Stutz Company, Stapleton. Printed advertisement on the back cover for The Tavern, St. George.
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century)
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
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