Warwick Historical Society seeks the public help


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  • Provided photos The Warwick Historical Society is seeking the public's help in identifying this recently donated artifact. According to this adverting card, a patron of the great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company could get a set of framed 15" x 22" prints of local landmarks if you spent more than $20.




  • The landmark pictured on this card is the mill on Baird's Lane. There were most likely four to six different landmarks in the "Warwick Set #26."




WARWICK — Every so often the Warwick Historical Society stumbles upon an artifact that stumps its research team.

In this case a document collection was recently donated to the society. In cataloging the items the researchers came across a small advertising card (see photo).

According to the card, a patron of the great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company could get a set of framed 15" x 22" prints of local landmarks if you spent more than $20.

The great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company came into being in 1859 and would become A&P markets around 1870. The markets were scattered throughout the eastern seaboard and survived 150 years. Warwick had its own A&P Market in a small storefront on the corner of Main and McEwen Streets. Unlike other general stores of the time they did not offer delivery, rather lower prices and purchase incentives.

The landmark pictured on this card is the mill on Baird's Lane. There were most likely four to six different landmarks in the "Warwick Set #26."

Try as they may, the researchers have been unable to locate any of the remaining cards.

"Might you be our missing link?" Lisa-Ann Weisbrod, the historical society' executive director, wrote in the press release asking for the public's help. "If you have any of the cards in your home, attic, basement, shed, please call Village Historian Ivy Tulin in the Archive Department at the A.W. Buckbee Center at 845-986-3236 ext. 102."

For more information about the Warwick Historical Society, call 845 986-3236 ext. 106 or visit www.warwickhistoricalsociety.org.



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