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Guide to Sam Reiss 1975 Retrospective Exhibit PHOTOS.021.002

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Erika Gottfried

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on August 27, 2014 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Heather Mulliner to reflect updated administrative information  , Aug 2014

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Reiss, Sam.
Title: Sam Reiss 1975 Retrospective Exhibit
Dates [inclusive]: 1948-1975
Abstract: Samuel Reiss was among the most prominent and prolific photographers of the labor movement in New York City from the late 1940s until his death in 1975. During the three decades that Reiss earned a living with his camera, he documented a changing work force in a changing city, building a reputation as "Labor's photographer." Week by week, throughout his career, Reiss made photographs that documented New York's labor movement during its most active, influential, and progressive years. The materials in the collection document and include images from a 1975 retrospective exhibit of Reiss' work. These include press releases, promotional materials, and correspondence relating to the exhibit, 140 numbered slides that comprised the slideshow displayed as part of the exhibit, 138 of the 140 black and white captioned prints (mostly 8 x 10) on 11" x 14" cardboard mounts that were photographed to create the matching slides, and a small number of additional mounted prints that were not included in the slideshow.
Quantity: 4.0 linear feet in one manuscript box and 7 oversize boxes.
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: PHOTOS.021.002