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Title [Bethlehem Steel shipyard]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Flamm, Herbert A.
Date March 25, 1952
Collection Herbert A. Flamm Photograph Collection
Description B&W print made from original negative. Aerial view of the Bethlehem Steel Shipyard in Mariners Harbor. Numerous buildings and large ships are visible along the waterfront. The road at right is Richmond Terrace. Photo by Herbert Flamm, March 25, 1952.
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century)
Print size 8 x 10
Acquisition Collection of the Staten Island Historical Society
Ownership and History Photographer Herbert A. Flamm (1905-1980) was a lifelong Staten Island resident and an active community leader as well as a prolific commercial photographer. He was part-owner of Weitzman's Photo Shop in Stapleton. Flamm was a specialist in marine photography, and the Bethlehem Steel Co. Shipyard was one of his major clients.

Upon acquiring the former United Drydock marine repair yard in Mariners Harbor, Bethlehem Steel became a major manufacturer of naval vessels and a significant employer of Staten Island's workforce. The shipyard was particularly active during World War II, and remained in operation into the 1960s.
Earliest Date 1952
Latest Date 1952
Subjects Shipping
Boat & ship industry
Aerial photographs
Waterfronts
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.0344
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2012.
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