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Commerce Organizes in Fraunces Tavern

Tuesday, November 04, 1952

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Historical re-enactment of the foundation of New York's Chamber of Commerce and the Battle of Golden Hill.

Includes a supplementary note by John T. Gwynn, of the New York Chamber of Commerce.

Cast:
Lloyd Moss - Narrator
Mark Gordon - Tim
Arthur Sealan - Dolf
Alan Feinstein - Jack
Alfred Israel - Sears
Marvin Laskowitz - Sound and Music
Helen Milstead - Production Assistant
Kenneth H. Dunshee - Writer
L. Porter Moore - Series Consultant

Presented under the auspices of the Greater New York Civic Center Committee of the Downtown Manhattan Association, the Department of Commerce of the City of New York, and the New York Journal American, and is produced by the Municipal Broadcasting System. Heard three times weekly on the New York City Board of Education Station WNYE-FM. Rebroadcast in the City's classrooms.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 68888
Municipal archives id: LT258

Contributors:

Kenneth Holcomb Dunshee, Alan Feinstein, Mark Gordon, Alfred Israel, Lloyd Moss and Arthur Sealan

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