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Title [Palma Motors]
Object Name Negative, Film
Photographer Flamm, Herbert A.
Date August 27, 1948
Collection Herbert A. Flamm Photograph Collection
Description Original B&W film negative. Group portrait of 11 men in the interior of Palma Motors at 1355 Castleton Avenue in West New Brighton, Staten Island. Three men in the front row are seated, and the others stand behind them. Two of the men in the front row hold up a plaque with inscription "FOUR LETTER DEALER." The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Palma Motors 8-27-48 / 6 ea 8x10."
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century)
Film Size 8 x 10
Acquisition Gift of Herbert A. Flamm
Ownership and History Joseph A. Palma, Staten Island Borough President from 1934 to 1945, opened Palma Motors in 1929.
Earliest Date 1948
Latest Date 1948
Subjects Interiors
Automobile dealerships
Group portraits
Employees
Sales personnel
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Palma, Joseph A.
Catalog Number 79.022.2466
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, July 2017.
Legal Status 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.