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Video-recorded oral history interviews (and accompanying transcripts) with Bob and Frank Cicero, who ran Globe Poster Printing Corporation from the 1970s until its closure in the late 2000s. The interviews were recorded by Emily Hikes, Globe Archivist, in Summer 2016.
Globe Poster Printing Corporation was founded in 1929 in Baltimore, Maryland by business partners Harry Shapiro and Norman Goldstein. The shop specialized in printing showcard posters for movie theaters, vaudeville and burlesque acts, the earliest performers of country and Western music, motorsports events, and carnivals. The company later extended its services to a variety of products such as banners, tickets, and bumper stickers, in the process reaching a clientele based in the birth of...