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Title [Group with Borough President Joseph A. Palma]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Studio or Publisher Weitzman's Photo Shop, Inc.
Date ca. 1934-1944
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. Interior view in an office, probably the Borough President's office in Borough Hall at St. George, Staten Island. Joseph A. Palma stands at right; he is handing a piece of paper across a desk to another man. Four women stand and watch. A sign rests on the desk: "STATEN ISLAND / COMMUNITY CHEST / GIVE MAR. 21 to APR. 1." Stamped inscription on reverse: "WEITZMAN'S PHOTO SHOP, INC. / COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY / 59 & 61 CANAL STREET, STAPLETON 4, S.I., N.Y. / Phone Gibraltar 7-5858." A handwritten inscription in pencil identifies the people in the photo: "Left to Right / Judge C. Ernest Smith / Mrs. E.C. Jenkins / Mrs. E. Chambers Hoppin / Mrs. Eduard C. Meurer / Mrs. A. Benbow Elliman / Joseph A. Palma."
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century)
Print size 8.125 x 10
Ownership and History Joseph A. Palma served as Staten Island Borough President from 1934 to 1945.
Earliest Date 1934
Latest Date 1944
Subjects Politicians
Interiors
Government facilities
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Palma, Joseph A.
Catalog Number PH01.1225
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, July 2017.
Legal Status 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.