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Guide to the Union Label and Service Trades Council of Greater New York and Long Island
||Central Union Label Council of New York City.
||Union Label and Service Trades Council of Greater New York and Long Island Lantern
||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.
||1.0 linear feet - one records box.
|Language of Materials note:
||Materials are in English