Broadway and 42nd Street, New York City.

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Title
Broadway and 42nd Street, New York City.
Collection

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

New York City -- Broadway

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1911 (Approximate)
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC NEW YC-Broa
Topics
Electric signs -- New York (State) -- New York
Forty-second Street (New York, N.Y.)
Night -- New York (State) -- New York
City & town life -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1910-1919
Logos
Pedestrians -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1910-1919
Broadway (New York, N.Y.) -- 1910-1919
Cats in advertising
Genres
Photomechanical prints
Notes
Content: Printed on border: "Over 300,000 persons pass this corner every 24 hours. Within a radius of five blocks there are 25 theatres, 30 restaurants, 18 hotles and 15 clubs. This big electric Corticelli Spool Silk sign is directly opposite the Times Building. It commands attention because of its lifelike action."
Content: Printed on verso: "The Big Corticelli Spool Silk Sign" "In this remarkable electric flashing sign the Corticelli Kitten is playing with a spool of red Corticelli Silk. With its paws the kitten unwinds the silk from the spool and soon becomes completely entangled in the silk. The sign is 46 feet wide by 50 feet high. The kitten is 36 feet wide by 30 feet high. The Corticelli spool is 15 feet long by 10 feet high. The words 'Corticelli Spool Silk' are 7 feet high. There are 1962 electric lamps in three different colors, red, white and green used in this sign. It is one the largest and most effective electric signs ever erected in New York City."
Content: Written on verso: "Dear Friend This sign is the talk of the town. Do see it before April 30th. You will never know what really good sewing silk is until you insist on having Corticelli"
Physical Description
Halftone photomechanical prints
Extent: 1 postcard : col. ; 9.72 x 14.80 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Dynix: 1611531
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17534099
Barcode: 33333201350663
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bfdbd0f0-c559-012f-dfcd-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1911: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Broadway and 42nd Street, New York City." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1911. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-8c31-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Broadway and 42nd Street, New York City." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 30, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-8c31-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1911). Broadway and 42nd Street, New York City. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-8c31-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Broadway and 42nd Street, New York City.