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Object Name Postcard
Date May 1959
Description Advertising postcard for Westerleigh Savings and Loan Association, 832 Jewett Avenue, Staten Island. Printed in green and blue. Illustration of an armored truck being loaded with sacks of cash and a woman addressing two uniformed men, with words in quotation marks: "Do you boys realize all that money could be receiving high earnings in a Savings Account at Westerleigh ?" and additional printed text. Illustration includes signature of cartoonist Sid Hix. 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 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
Armored vehicles
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 92.021.0005
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, October 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.