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Title [New York Telephone Company event at the Lane Theater]
Object Name Negative, Film
Photographer Flamm, Herbert A.
Date May 20, 1953
Collection Herbert A. Flamm Photograph Collection
Description Original B&W film negative. View of New Dorp Lane in New Dorp, Staten Island. A U.S. military truck with a radar scanner on top and electronic equipment in the back is parked on the street; four soldiers in uniform stand near the truck. A fire engine is parked across the street; a policeman stands in the middle of the street. Businesses seen include Nobile's Delicatessen, FOA Freezer Food Plan, Expert Barber Shop, Peter's Pharmacy, Edgewater Savings and Loan Association, and Staten Island National Bank & Trust Co. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "N.Y. Tel. co. / 4 Ea."
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century).

Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Gift of Herbert A. Flamm
Ownership and History This photograph was taken at the same time as photo 79.022.4964. In that image, a banner on the Lane Theater (located across the street) identifies the scene as part of a "Defense Against Air Attack" event presented by the New York Telephone Company.

Earliest Date 1953
Latest Date 1953
Subjects Telephone companies
Radar
Military vehicles
Streets
Stores & shops
Civil defense
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 79.022.4965
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 2016.
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