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Title [Memoly Motors]
Object Name Negative, Film
Photographer Flamm, Herbert A.
Date March 14, 1949
Collection Herbert A. Flamm Photograph Collection
Description Original B&W film negative. Interior view in the garage of the Memoly Motors automobile dealership at 1893 Richmond Terrace in Port Richmond, Staten Island. A car is partially inside a paint spray booth with a sign at top: "DEV / DE VILBISS / EXHAUST SYSTEM". The car has the nameplate "FRAZER" on the front and a New Jersey dealer license plate dated 1949.
(Keywords: Twentieth Century, New York City)
Film Size 8 x 10
Acquisition Gift of Herbert A. Flamm
Ownership and History The Frazer automobile was manufactured for only a short time, from 1946 to 1951.

DeVilbiss, the company name seen on the paint spray booth, is still in business (as of 2014), manufacturing equipment for industrial spray finishing and automotive refinishing.
Earliest Date 1949
Latest Date 1949
Subjects Automobile dealerships
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 79.022.0610
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, July 2015.
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