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Title [Wreckage of airplane crash]
Object Name Negative, Film
Photographer Flamm, Herbert A.
Date December 1960
Collection Herbert A. Flamm Photograph Collection
Description Original B&W film negative. View of the wreckage of a small airplane on a snow-covered field. A group of men stand in the foreground; two men hold desk-model telephones that are attached to a roll of cable. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "NY Telephone Co / Re Air Crash / 2 each 8x10."
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Gift of Herbert A. Flamm
Ownership and History Although the original negative sleeve is not dated, this appears to show the aftermath of the collision of two planes on December 16, 1960. One plane crashed on Staten Island and the other crashed in Brooklyn.
Earliest Date 1960
Latest Date 1960
Subjects Aircraft accidents
Telephone companies
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 79.022.6926
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, March 2017.
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