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Title [Nassau Smelting and Refining Company]
Object Name Negative, Film
Photographer Flamm, Herbert A.
Date July 21, 1948
Collection Herbert A. Flamm Photograph Collection
Description Original B&W film negative. Interior view of a room in a warehouse or factory. Men wearing work clothing are seated in rows of chairs; one woman, wearing a bandana on her head, is seated among the group. Location is Nassau Smelting and Refining in Tottenville, Staten Island.
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century)
Film Size 8 x 10
Acquisition Gift of Herbert A. Flamm
Ownership and History The composite character known as "Rosie the Riveter" was based on women who worked in United States defense industries during the era of World War II. The woman seated in the foreground of this photo appears to be one of the real-life Staten Islanders who worked hard in the years during and after the war.
Earliest Date 1948
Latest Date 1948
Subjects Employees
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 79.022.2093
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, September 2014.
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