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Title [Richmondtown Delicatessen]
Object Name Negative, Film
Photographer Flamm, Herbert A.
Date March 11, 1970
Collection Herbert A. Flamm Photograph Collection
Description Original B&W film negative. Front view of a 2-story building, with a storefront on the first floor. Sign in the window: "Richmondtown / DELICATESSEN". The address number "3487" is above the door. An ice machine sits outside the store on the left. Store windows have many signs announcing offerings such as "HOT / HEROS" and "HOME MADE / SPAGETTI / SAUCE", and a neon sign advertising "Pabst Blue Ribbon / BEER".
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century, Spaghetti, Deli)
Film Size 8 x 10
Acquisition Gift of Herbert A. Flamm
Ownership and History The Richmondtown Delicatessen was located at 3487 Richmond Road, Staten Island. The building still stands as of 2014, occupied by a salon.

A native of Staten Island, Herbert A. Flamm was an active community leader as well as a prolific commercial photographer. Clients such as the Board of Transportation, the Richmond Poster Company, and owners of family businesses hired Mr. Flamm to document local stores and street scenes. The Staten Island Historical Society owns more than 7,000 of Mr. Flamm’s original film negatives.
Earliest Date 1970
Latest Date 1970
Subjects Food
Grocery stores
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 79.022.2787
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, July 2014.
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