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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

At Rest: 1948

At Rest: 1948

New York, 1948. "Weitzner & Papper Monuments truck at Mount Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, Queens." 4x5 negative by John M. Fox. View full size.

 
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Big Butter & Egg Man

Adolph Fortgang, a naturalized American, born c1876 in Austria was a successful merchant in NYC, his firm Mersel & Fortgang, was a leading food distributor. Charitable enough to have a Lodge or Burial Society named for him in 1915. He died in 1950 and was interred at, obviously, at Mt Hebron.

[More about Jewish-American burial societies here. -tterrace]

Shorpy tradition

Continuing the Shorpy tradition of obsessive locating, our truck seems to be sitting next to section 70, judging from the residency of Mr. Abraham.

EHU COE

Okay, subject to correction: late 30's to early 40's Mack Model EHU C.O.E. (Cab Over Engine). And a really nice looking truck! Probably a beast to drive though.

 
SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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