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Title [Mural commemorating Carl Bini]
Object Name Transparency, Slide
Photographer Amesse, Vinnie
Date July 3-4, 2002
Description Color slide and identical digital image. View of a large mural paying tribute to firefighter Carl Bini of Rescue 5. Images in the mural include a firefighter, an American flag, a fire engine, and the emblem of Rescue 5 fire company. Building is at the corner of Metropolitan Avenue and Forest Avenue in West New Brighton, Staten Island.
(Keywords: Twenty-first Century, Commemorative, Terrorism, United States, New York City)
Film Size 2 x 2
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History This is one of a series of photos taken by photographer Vinnie Amesse at the request of Historic Richmond Town, to document patriotic displays throughout Staten Island that commemorated September 11, 2001.

The Staten Island Advance published an article on February 4, 2002 about the dedication of this mural. Excerpts from the article: "Firefighter Remembered by Friends and Strangers...Yesterday, more than 70 people, including firefighters from Rescue 5, police officers and elected officials gathered at the corner of Forest and Metropolitan avenues for the unveiling of a mural dedicated to Bini and 10 other fallen firefighters from his company. Inspired by artwork on the sides of countless Brooklyn buildings, Bini's nephew, Ray Corvino of Great Kills, commissioned a friend, Robin Padro, of Brooklyn, to paint a piece in memory of his uncle. The mural depicts Bini wearing bunker gear against a backdrop of Old Glory. The Rescue 5 shield burns brightly in the middle, and the names of the 11 deceased company firefighters are listed on the side. Bini's friend, Rick Marchi, owns the building and offered it as a canvas..Bini is still missing at Ground Zero, and his wife holds out hope his body will be found..."
Earliest Date 2002
Latest Date 2002
Subjects Commemoration
Fire fighters
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Bini, Carl
Catalog Number 02.038.0543
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, November 2016.
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