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Title Metal double-sided advertising sign, "Castles Ice Cream." From 1001 Bloomfield St., Hoboken.
Object Name Sign, trade
Catalog Number 2002.052.0001
Collection Hoboken Commerce Collection
Credit Gift of David Steffen
Description Enameled metal double-sided advertising sign, "Castles Ice Cream" removed from a street level shop at 1001 Bloomfield St., Hoboken that was once Joseph Miller & Son, a retail butcher and food shop. Heavy guage metal, 20"w x 28"h, primarily yellow with orange. Lettering in black and orange. 3 mounting holes. Damage with loss of enameling at many edge points.

Castles Ice Cream was a Sealtest brand. No date, ca. 1950-1960.

A butcher/deli was at this location until ca. 1980. During the 1980's there was an antiques shop called Salmagundi until the late 1980's. It then became a housewears store, Bataglia's (now at 2 locations on Washington St.), for about 5 years starting ca. 1990. When they moved in, the original walk-in cooler was still in place at the rear as well as a butcher block counter the full depth of the store on the north side with a continuous chrome wall strap with meat hooks above it. After them, it was a discount clothing store for ca. 2 years and now another housewears store, Home Slice.
Date 1950-1970
Year Range from 1950
Year Range to 1970
Search Terms Joseph Miller & Son
1001 Bloomfield St.
Classification Signs
Business & Commerce
Retail
Food
Advertising
Butcher