"Boycott Gimbels" Sign | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

"Boycott Gimbels" Sign

"Boycott Gimbels" Sign | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Sign on street is protesting the Gimbels department store. Underneath the large text, it reads, "Gimbels, in building over the already inadequate 86 IRT Lexington Avenue Station, will draw thousands of customers to this subway stop. Even though Gimbels was given special zoning priveledges to build in the Yorkville neighborhood which had previously been residential, Gimbels refuses to undertake major improvements in its section of the station. Gimbels prefers to endanger the public safety rather than spend money to insure the welfare and comfort of its future customers. For Yorkville, Box 534, 10028."
DESCRIPTION
Sign on street is protesting the Gimbels department store. Underneath the large text, it reads, "Gimbels, in building over the already inadequate 86 IRT Lexington Avenue Station, will draw thousands of customers to this subway stop. Even though Gimbels was given special zoning priveledges to build in the Yorkville neighborhood which had previously been residential, Gimbels refuses to undertake major improvements in its section of the station. Gimbels prefers to endanger the public safety rather than spend money to insure the welfare and comfort of its future customers. For Yorkville, Box 534, 10028."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:51163
Creation Date:circa 1969
Creator Name:Quinney, Richard
City:New York City
County:
State:New York
Collection Name:Quinney, Richard : Richard Quinney papers, 1921-2000
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:transparency, color
Original Format Number:M2002-085, folder 1
Original Dimensions:35mm
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
From a collection of color slide photographs depicting the construction of the World Trade Center in 1969.
For more information, view the Wisconsin Historical Society online gallery "Construction of the World Trade Center-1969."
Used in Once Upon an Island: New York Photographs 1968-1970, published by Borderland Books, 2011.
SUBJECTS
Cities and towns
Neighborhoods
Land use, Urban
Outdoor photography
Department stores
Signs and signboards
Subways

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