Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Wallet Card at Federation Bank and Trust

Federation Bank and Trust was established by labor leader Peter Brady in 1923, and ten years later it was the largest labor bank in the United States. It continued to be a major New York bank after World War II. Former Yankees infielder Snuffy Stirnweiss, an All-Star in 1946, worked there briefly before being killed in a train crash in 1958. Vince Lombardi was a public relations executive for the bank between leaving his assistant coach position with the Giants (many of the Giants had accounts there) and joining the Packers as head coach. In 1968 the bank was acquired by Franklin National Bank.

A night safe bearing the bank's name can be found on what is now a CVS on Eighth Avenue.

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