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Title Thomas Petti and Philip Petti: helmet and cross tattoos
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Amesse, Vinnie
Studio or Publisher Amesse Photography
Date 2002
Collection Indelible Memories
Print size 10" h. x 8.5" w.
Acquisition Courtesy of Vinnie Amesse
Ownership and History This photograph and the accompanying label text were created as part of the Indelible Memories documentation project. The Staten Island Historical Society partnered with photographer Vinnie Amesse to record images and statements from more than fifty individuals profoundly affected by the events of September 11 and their aftermath. The exhibition, "Indelible Memories: September 11 Memorial Tattoos Photographed by Vinnie Amesse," was displayed at Historic Richmond Town in 2003.

(Keywords: United States, Firefighter, FDNY, New York City Fire Department, Commemorative, Patriotic, Religious, Memorial Tattoo, 9/11, World Trade Center)

Exhibit Label Heading Thomas Petti
Firefighter, Ladder Co. 104
Tattoo by Skin City, Woodbury, NY
Exhibit Label Text Philip Petti
Student, St. John's University
Tattoo by Skin City, Woodbury, NY
Exhibit Label Text Five members of the Petti family have the same tattoo in memory of Lieutenant Philip Petti of the FDNY. Thomas says he never would have thought to get a tattoo until his uncle suggested it, and then it seemed like a natural idea for a tribute.
Earliest Date 2002
Latest Date 2002
Subjects Crosses
Fire fighting
Fire fighters
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Petti, Thomas
Petti, Philip
Catalog Number 03.006.0082
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2011.
Legal Status Photographer Vinnie Amesse retains copyright to this image. Text in this database is copyrighted by the Staten Island Historical Society unless otherwise noted. 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.