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Zintgraff Photographs for an Ad Agency

February 12, 2016

Advertising agencies regularly hired Zintgraff Photography studio to take photographs to promote the mission of the agency’s clients. These photographs were published in newspapers, consumer and business magazines, annual reports, product catalogs, and brochures.

One of these firms was Fraser-Wiggins-Collins and Steckly Advertising Agency, with offices at the corner of Mistletoe and McCullough Avenues in the Monte Vista. Clients of the agency included Oak Hills Country Club, local automobile dealerships, Interstate Theaters, and numerous other businesses in San Antonio.

These are some of the photographs, recently digitized, that were taken for Fraser-Wiggins-Collins and Steckly.

Air-supported Easter rabbit, by local designers, at the Joske’s Store on Alamo Plaza, 1962. (MS 355: Z-0750-B-03)

Air-supported Easter rabbit, by local designers, at the Joske’s Store on Alamo Plaza, 1962. (MS 355: Z-0750-B-03)

 

Fraser-Wiggins-Collins and Steckly Advertising Agency owners and models with loaves of bread made by client Rainbo Baking Company. Taken outside the agency offices at 147 East Mistletoe Avenue, November 1962. (MS 355: Z-0751-A-33279)

Fraser-Wiggins-Collins and Steckly Advertising Agency owners and models pose with loaves of bread made by a client, Rainbo Baking Company. Taken outside the agency offices at 147 East Mistletoe Avenue, November 1962. (MS 355: Z-0751-A-33279)

Girl modeling the Lady Sunbeam soft bonnet hair dryer with nail dryer, July 1962. (MS Z-0751-A-33279).

Girl modeling a Lady Sunbeam soft bonnet hair dryer with nail dryer, July 1962. (MS Z-0751-A-33279).

 

KTSA Television Station representative visits the drive-up window at First National Bank, 213 West Commerce Street, 1960s. (MS 355: 0753-E-01)

KTSA Television Station representative visits the drive-up window at First National Bank, 213 West Commerce Street, 1960s. (MS 355: 0753-E-01)

 

Teenage record hop at Oak Hills Country Club, April 1959. (MS 355: Z-0750-J-14400)

Record hop at Oak Hills Country Club, April 1959. (MS 355: Z-0750-J-14400)

Hollywood producer-director William Castle shows fans his ghost viewer for use when watching his current movie, “13 Ghosts,” San Antonio International Airport, July 1, 1960 (MS 355: Z-0750-19270)

Hollywood producer-director William Castle shows fans his ghost viewer for use when watching his current movie, “13 Ghosts,” San Antonio International Airport, July 1, 1960 (MS 355: Z-0750-19270)

Residents of St. Peter’s-St. Joseph’s Home walk toward Josephine Theater for special screening of Walt Disney’s new movie, “Darby O’Gill and the Little People,” July 15, 1959. (MS 355: Z-0750-N-01)

Residents of St. Peter’s-St. Joseph’s Home walk toward Josephine Theater for special screening of Walt Disney’s new movie, “Darby O’Gill and the Little People,” July 15, 1959. (MS 355: Z-0750-N-01)

Paul Goldsmith, veteran of the Indianapolis 500, drives a 1965 Plymouth Fury pace car at the head of a convoy of new 1965 automobiles for O.R. Mitchell Chrysler Center (background) at 2800 Broadway, April 9, 1965. (MS 355: Z-0751-P-50202)

Paul Goldsmith, veteran of the Indianapolis 500, drives a 1965 Plymouth Fury pace car at the head of a convoy of new 1965 automobiles for O.R. Mitchell Chrysler Center (background), 2800 Broadway, April 9, 1965. (MS 355: Z-0751-P-50202)

Red McCombs (right), president of Hemphill Ford, presents singing cowboy Rex Allen with keys to a Thunderbird for use as his official car during his appearances at the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, February 1962. (MS 355: Z-0751-E-01)

Red McCombs (right), president of Hemphill Ford, presents singing cowboy Rex Allen with keys to a Thunderbird for use as his official car during his appearances at the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, February 1962. (MS 355: Z-0751-E-01)

Actor Fess Parker on the Brackenridge Park skyride during his visit to city to participate in the “Tops in Talent Extravaganza,” August 1965. (MS 355: Z-0751-H-52390)

Actor Fess Parker on the Brackenridge Park skyride during his visit to city to participate in the “Tops in Talent Extravaganza,” August 1965. (MS 355: Z-0751-H-52390)

New Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant, 3018 Fredericksburg Road at Olmos Drive, March 1968. (MS 355: Z-0752-B-1147)

New Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant, 3018 Fredericksburg Road at Olmos Drive, March 1968. (MS 355: Z-0752-B-1147)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 15, 2016 6:28 pm

    Do you have any information on the Henrietta Joske Home for Girls in San Antonio. I’m looking for information in the 1930s. Thank you.

    • Suzanne B permalink
      July 12, 2016 11:13 pm

      Desiree….. I have been doing historical research for years on the San Antonio area and the Henrietta Joske home for girls was something of a mystery. I could not find out much about it or the exact location when I searched for it about 8-10years ago. I did find a copy of a very old map that showed the location, but it was more of a survey map and difficult to translate to a current map of the area. It only showed major roads, along with roads that no longer exist. The approximate location was close to Bitters Ave and West Ave in North Central SA. From what I did gather, it was a small working farm as well, and the girls helped with various duties around the property as well as getting an education and boarding. I don’t think it was a school for orphans…but there may have been orphans that did live there. I also discovered that there is really no marker or trace of the original property as it existed when it was a school for girls. It also was not very big….housing maybe less than 20-30 girls.

      There may be more information out there to find since I researched it some time ago. Are you researching a relative that lived there? Can you send me her name? I would like to look at the census record as well. I tried that previously, but I did not know of anyone that had a connection to it. Keep in mind that the location I gave you is just the general area. My maps are in storage, so I cannot reference them at this time. There may be some material that has been uncovered since I researched this property. You’ve piqued my interest in it again, so I’ll try to do a little more digging in my records.

      Sincerely,
      Suzanne B.

    • Suzanne B permalink
      July 12, 2016 11:23 pm

      Desiree…..I have been researching San Antonio history for quite some time. I found the general area for the Henrietta Joske Home for Girls near West Ave and Bitters Ave in North Central SA. From the information gathered, it was not an orphanage per se, but it was a boarding school and also a small working farm. Not much was written about it in the local area papers. It also was not a very large school….maybe housing less than 20-30 girls of various ages. Sadly, I could not find any structures or even a marker showing the exact location.

      You’ve piqued my interest and I will try to do a little more research on it, since it’s been a while since I was digging in my files. I have recently been in contact with a woman who’s mother was there in 1930. If you don’t mind sending her name, I can see what I can find out. Please write me at sfsb1955@gmail.com

      Regards,
      Suzanne B

  2. May 19, 2016 12:56 pm

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