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Title [Warehouse with Brazil nuts at Foreign Trade Zone]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Flamm, Herbert A.
Date 1945
Collection Herbert A. Flamm Photograph Collection
Description Original B&W print. Interior view of a large warehouse filled with Brazil nuts, at the Foreign Trade Zone in Stapleton, Staten Island. The reverse side has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Brazil nuts - / Pier 16 - S.I. / 1945 HFlamm".
(Keywords: Free Port, New York City, Twentieth Century)
Print 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 for some years after the end of World War II in 1945.
Earliest Date 1945
Latest Date 1945
Subjects Warehouses
Interiors
Nuts
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 79.022.8542
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, September 2015.
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