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Title [Aerial view of Stapleton piers]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Flamm, Herbert A.
Date ca. 1940s
Collection Herbert A. Flamm Photograph Collection
Description B&W print made from original negative. Aerial view of piers with large buildings along the Stapleton waterfront. An inscription is visible on the front of the building at right: "PIER [13?] / CITY OF NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF DOCKS". A freight train is on tracks that lead to the pier. Photo by Herbert Flamm, not dated.
(Keywords: Twentieth Century, New York City)
Print size 8 x 10
Acquisition Collection of the Staten Island Historical Society
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.

Transportation and waterfront industries have been important to the evolution of Stapleton since the 1800s. This image shows state-of-the-art piers with road and rail access, ca. 1940s.
Earliest Date 1938
Latest Date 1955
Subjects Waterfronts
Piers & wharves
Aerial photographs
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.0345
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2012.
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