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Title [Warehouse interior, Foreign Trade Zone]
Object Name Negative, Film
Photographer Flamm, Herbert A.
Date ca. 1950s
Collection Herbert A. Flamm Photograph Collection
Description B&W print made from original negative. Interior of a large building filled with stacked cardboard boxes and wooden crates. A man in uniform stands among the boxes; he appears to be reading an item in his hands. The words "FOREIGN TRADE ZONE" can be seen stenciled on at least one of the boxes. Photo by Herbert Flamm.
(Keywords: Twentieth Century, New York City, Free Port)
Film Size 8 x 10
Acquisition Gift of Herbert A. Flamm
Ownership 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.

Stapleton, Staten Island was the site of the first Foreign Trade Zone in the United States, also known as the Free Port. It was in operation from 1937 until 1942, when the Stapleton piers were taken over for government use, and then resumed after 1945 for some years after the war.
Earliest Date 1940
Latest Date 1955
Subjects Shipping
Waterfronts
Commerce
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.0343
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2012.
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