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Guide to the Union Label and Service Trades Council of Greater New York and Long Island Lantern Slides PHOTOS.024

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Collection processed by Erika Gottfried

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on July 25, 2013 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Revised by Rachel Searcy to reflect physical housing  , July 2013

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Central Union Label Council of New York City.
Title: Union Label and Service Trades Council of Greater New York and Long Island Lantern Slides
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1912-1921
Abstract: In 1911, the Union Label Trades Department of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) chartered the Central Union Label Council of New York City. The Union Label Council, and later its state counterpart, focused on lobbying, service and publicity for union-labeled goods produced by union members. The collection consists of 218 3”x 4” lantern slides. The majority of these slides are text captions from a lantern slide show created by the Central Labor Union Council to promote the creation and use of union labels, or are images of the union labels themselves. The remainder of the collection is groups of lantern slides –variously text, cartoons, or photographs--on a range of different topics, including photographs of the Lawrence, Massachusetts textile strike of 1912 and other news events of 1912, photographs of ballots, candidates, and campaign literature for some elections held in 1921 in New York City and New York State, World War I-era political cartoons from newspapers, and text of jokes and humorous sayings.
Quantity: 1.0 linear feet in 3 media boxes
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: PHOTOS.024