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Simply Add Boiling Water

Date December 18, 1943
Location New York United States
Dimensions Image: 16 1/8 x 12 1/2 in. (41 x 31.8 cm)
Paper: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver

The fire occurred at the AMEKO (American Kitchen Products Co.) Building, next to the Brooklyn Bridge (at left). Minicam Photography, July 1946, states: "The sign across the center of the building [Simply Add Boiling Water] refers to the frankfurters, not the firemen." Actually, the sign refers to AMEKO's chief product: bouillon cubes.


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Credit line

Gift of Wilma Wilcox, 1993

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