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Collection Name Herbert A. Flamm Papers
Title Herbert Flamm scrapbook
Date ca. 1955-1957
Description Collection consists of a single scrapbook documenting Herbert Flamm's activities as president of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce. Most items date from 1955-1957. Items which are stapled, pasted, and/or taped to pages of the scrapbook include publications, documents, newsclippings and photographs. There are items such as letters of congratulations, sample meeting minutes, and event programs. Topics include transportation and planned development, The Foreign Trade Zone, the Staten Island Expressway, and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Individuals represented (in addition to Herbert Flamm) include Borough President Albert V. Maniscalco and Chamber of Commerce Executive Secretary Art Hedquist.

A program from the 61st Annual Dinner Meeting of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce in 1957 (titled "Staten Island's Future") has short biographies of William P. Lough, Peter Larsen, Michael S. Diamond, Godfrey H. Carstens, Charles E. Boylan, and William L. Flake.

A copy of a page (undated) from Photographic Trade News, a national magazine, describes the "Flamm Plan" for requiring those requesting charitable contributions from businesses to complete paperwork as a way of screening out frivolous requests.

A multipage magazine article from The Westsider, Winter 1955, written by Herbert Flamm, is titled "Staten Island Had First Foreign Trade Zone."

The scrapbook contains very little mention of photography other than noting Flamm's role as vice-president of the Weitzman Photo Shop.

(Keywords: Twentieth Century, New York City, Free Port)
Biography and History Photographer Herbert A. Flamm (1905-1980) was a lifelong Staten Island resident and an active community leader as well as a prolific commercial photographer. He was part-owner of Weitzman’s Photo Shop in Stapleton.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.
Physical Extent 1 notebook (a seven-ring binder filled with heavy paper pages with items attached)
Acquisition Gift of Esther Flamm Paul
Catalog Number MS147.000
Object Name Scrapbook
Archival Description Level Fonds
Subjects Bridges
Business people
City & town life
Commerce
Express highways
Earliest Date 1952
Latest Date 1957
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Creator Flamm, Herbert A.
Associated People Flamm, Herbert A.
Maniscalco, Albert V.
Diamond, Michael S.
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, July 2015.
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