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Title George Donnelly: eagle tattoos
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Amesse, Vinnie
Studio or Publisher Amesse Photography
Date 2002
Collection Indelible Memories
Print size 8.5" h. x 10" w.
Acquisition Courtesy of Vinnie Amesse
Ownership and History This photograph and the accompanying label text were created as part of the Indelible Memories documentation project. The Staten Island Historical Society partnered with photographer Vinnie Amesse to record images and statements from more than fifty individuals profoundly affected by the events of September 11 and their aftermath. The exhibition, "Indelible Memories: September 11 Memorial Tattoos Photographed by Vinnie Amesse," was displayed at Historic Richmond Town in 2003.

(Keywords: United States, New York City, Commemorative, Memorial Tattoo, Patriotic, 9/11, World Trade Center)
Exhibit Label Heading George Donnelly
Proprietor of Inline Fuel Corporation
Tattoo by Chachy at Island Tattoo, Staten Island
Exhibit Label Text George's two tattoos are an eagle with the Statue of Liberty and an eagle patterned like an American flag that cradles the World Trade Center in its wings. To him all of these elements symbolize the U.S.A.
Exhibit Label Text He has always been a patriotic person, and had seen the twin towers every day as he went about his daily activities. He had never had a tattoo before, but he has always had flags on his clothing and his vehicles; after September 11, he wanted to have one on his body. "It's about my own feelings of patriotism," he explains.
Exhibit Label Text George recently added a third tattoo, which has an eagle clutching a missile, on alert and ready to defend.
Earliest Date 2002
Latest Date 2002
Subjects Tattoos
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Donnelly, George
Catalog Number 03.006.0037
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2011.
Legal Status Photographer Vinnie Amesse retains copyright to this image. Text in this database is copyrighted by the Staten Island Historical Society unless otherwise noted. 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.