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"Boycott Gimbels" Sign

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Title: "Boycott Gimbels" Sign
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."

Image ID: 51163
1969 ca.
Quinney, Richard
City, State: New York City, New York
Quinney, Richard : Papers, 1921-2000
Genre: Photograph
From a collection of color slide photographs depicting the construction of the World Trade Center in 1969. For more information, view this gallery at:
Subjects: Cities and towns
Department stores
Outdoor photography
Land use, Urban
Signs and signboards

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