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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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Descriptive Summary

Source: AFL-CIO. New York City Central Labor Council
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 Linear Feet in 3 media boxes
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: PHOTOS 024

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Historical/Biographical Note

In 1911, the Union Label Trades Department of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) chartered the Central Union Label Council of New York City. Like its parent body, which had been established by Samuel Gompers in 1909, the New York City Union Label Council was dedicated to "a more systematic and thorough agitation and demand for union-made and particularly union label products, and for the patronage of union organizations issuing them." The Union Label Council, and later its state counterpart, focused on lobbying, service and publicity, all in the interest of union-labeled goods produced by members of craft unions. In 1935, the Union Label Trades and Services Department of the AFL chartered a Union Label Trades and Services Department for the state of New York. The state organization called conventions annually and published the Union Label News. In 1959, the New York Council expanded its jurisdiction to Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 218 3 "x 4" lantern slides. The majority are text captions from a lantern slide lecture created by the Central Labor Union Council to promote the creation and use of union labels (slide numbers 151 through 182) and images of the labels themselves--created by labor unions to identify goods and services produced or performed by the unions—or images that incorporate the labels that exhort viewers to purchase products with the labels (slide numbers 40 through 130a, and slides 10 through 22 and 25 through 38, which include duplicates). Both images of the labels of images incorporating the labels have been designated: "Union label" in this collection; they represent dozens of unions (many now defunct). The slide lecture and union label groups are mostly are black and white, although some tinted and colored slides also are present, and both date from ca. 1918-1921. They may also have originally been integrated into one slide show.

The remainder of the collection includes groups of lantern slides of text, cartoons, and photographs on various topics, including following: photographs of the famous Lawrence, Massachusetts textile strike of 1912 that was led by the Industrial Workers of the World (slides 131 through 144); photographs of other news events of 1912 distributed by the commercial wire service company American Press Association (slides 145 through 150); reproductions of World War I-era political cartoons mainly from the New York Tribune newspaper (slides 1 through 4); a series of topical printed jokes titled "Fletcher's Weekly Screen Jazz" (most in this particular group relate to women) that were projected on screens as part of vaudeville shows, ca. World War I-era (slides 109 through 213); text of "comical sayings" from the New York Evening World newspaper ca. World War I (slides 214 through 218); a mix of photographs (some appear to be hand-colored) of ballots, candidates, and campaign literature for some of the New York City and New York State elections of 1921 (slides 183 through 193); and miscellaneous text captions from another (unidentified) lantern slide show, a photograph titled, "Bakery in a Living Room, Early 20th Century" (slides 5 through 9); a comic cartoon showing honeymooners at Niagra Falls, a cartoon about World War I (slide number 39) and another comical saying (slides 23 and 24).

Arrangement

Arranged in one series numerically by (archivist-assigned) sleeve numbers.

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Lantern slides

Subject Organizations

  • American Labor Press Association
  • Industrial Workers of the World
  • AFL-CIO. New York City Central Labor Council

Subject Topics

  • Textile Workers' Strike, Lawrence, Mass., 1912
  • Elections -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Elections -- New York (State).
  • Union labels.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (and related rights to publicity and privacy) to materials in this collection, created by New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Union Label and Service Trades Council of Greater New York and Long Island Lantern Slides; PHOTOS 024; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials in this collection were donated by the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. The accession numbers associated with this collection are 1950.182 and NPA.1989.005.

Processing Information

Original order is unknown; captions are archivist-assigned.

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Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Item : 1 Newspaper cartoon from New York Tribune on food shortages in Europe
Box: 1 Item : 2 Newspaper cartoon from New York Tribune on soldier going to war, 1918
Box: 1 Item : 3 Newspaper cartoon from Des Moines Register on peace negotiations, World War I
Box: 1 Item : 4 Newspaper cartoon from New York Tribune cartoon on "Tomboy Taylor"
Box: 1 Item : 5 "Working Conditions: Bakery in Living Room Early 20th Century"
Box: 1 Item : 6 "Grocery Stores and Markets Which Harbour and Feed Flies Should not be Patronized. They Spread Disease."
Box: 1 Item : 7 "Value of Each Day a Boy Goes to School"
Box: 1 Item : 8 "Annual Red Cross Roll Call, Nov. 11-12, 1921"
Box: 1 Item : 9 "From 'The New France'"
Box: 1 Item : 10 Union label: Coopers International Union (duplicate)
Box: 1 Item : 11 Union label: Typographical Union (duplicate)
Box: 1 Item : 12 Union label: International Ladies Garment Workers Union (duplicate)
Box: 1 Item : 13 Union label: Tobacco Workers International Union (duplicate)
Box: 1 Item : 14 Union label: Deutsch - Amerikanische Typographia (duplicate)
Box: 1 Item : 15 Union label: International Union of Slate Workers (duplicate)
Box: 1 Item : 16 Union label: International P.P. Union of North America (duplicate)
Box: 1 Item : 17 Union label: Working Men's Cooperative Publishing Assn. (The Evening Call)
Box: 1 Item : 18 Union label: Amalgamated Meatcutters (duplicate)
Box: 1 Item : 19-20 Union label: International Brotherhood of Paper Makers (duplicate)
Box: 1 Item : 20 Union label: "J.H.V." (duplicate)
Box: 1 Item : 22 Union label: National Print Cutters Association of America, AFL
Box: 1 Item : 23 Cartoon (Honeymooners at Niagara Falls)
Box: 1 Item : 24 Comical saying
Box: 1 Item : 25-38 Union Label lecture (duplicate)
Box: 1 Item : 39 Cartoon -- World War I era
Box: 1 Item : 40 Union label: United Powder & High Explosive Workers of America
Box: 1 Item : 41 Union label: American Federation of Musicians
Box: 1 Item : 42 Union label: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Box: 1 Item : 43 Union label: Amalgamated Association of Street & Electrical Railway Employees of America
Box: 1 Item : 44 Union label: Brotherhood of Boiler Makers, Iron Ship Builders & Helpers of America
Box: 1 Item : 45 Union label: Hotel & Restaurant Employees International Alliance, Bartenders International League of America, AFL
Box: 1 Item : 46 Union label: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 306
Box: 1 Item : 47 Union label: International Association of Amalgamated Sheet Metal Workers
Box: 1 Item : 48 Union label: United Hatters of North America
Box: 1 Item : 49 Union label: American Federation of Labor
Box: 1 Item : 50 Union label: "BTT"
Box: 1 Item : 51 Union label: Marble Polishers
Box: 1 Item : 52 Union label: Amalgamated Meatcutters and Butcher Workmen
Box: 1 Item : 53 Union label: International Glove Workers of America
Box: 1 Item : 54 Union label: Retail Clerks International Protective Association
Box: 1 Item : 55-56 Union label: International Brotherhood of Tip Printers
Box: 1 Item : 57 Union label: United Hatters of America
Box: 1 Item : 58 Union label: United Cloth Hats & Cap Makers of North America
Box: 1 Item : 59-61 Union label: United Garment Workers of America
Box: 1 Item : 61 Union label: United Garment Workers of America, Special Order Clothing Branch
Box: 1 Item : 62 Union label: Journeyman Tailors Union of America
Box: 1 Item : 63 Union label: International Ladies Garment Workers Union
Box: 1 Item : 64 Union label: International Union Shirt, Waist & Laundry Workers
Box: 1 Item : 65 Union label: United Textile Workers of America
Box: 1 Item : 66 Union label: United Textile Workers of America
Box: 1 Item : 67 Union label: International Longshoreman's Association
Box: 1 Item : 68 Union label: International Woodcarvers Association
Box: 1 Item : 69 Union label: Amalgamated Woodworkers International Union of America
Box: 1 Item : 70 Union label: United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America
Box: 1 Item : 71 Union label: Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators & Paperhangers of America
Box: 1 Item : 72 Union label: "O.P. & C.F.I.A." (plasterers)
Box: 3 Item : 73 Union label: Amalgamated Meatcutters & Butcher Workers of North America, Local 19
Box: 1 Item : 74 Union label: Coopers International Union
Box: 2 Item : 75 Union label: Coopers International Union, No.1
Box: 2 Item : 76 Union label: Wood Wire & Metal International Union
Box: 2 Item : 77 Union label: Lathers
Box: 2 Item : 78 Union label: International Association of Marble Workers
Box: 2 Item : 79 Union label: International Shingle Weavers Union of America
Box: 2 Item : 80-81 Union label: International Association of Machinists
Box: 2 Item : 82 Union label: International Brotherhood of Stationary Firemen
Box: 2 Item : 83 Union label: International Union of Steam Engineers
Box: 2 Item : 84 Union label: International Molders Union of North America
Box: 2 Item : 85 Union label: International Union of the United Brewery Workmen of America
Box: 2 Item : 86 Union label: International Broom & Brush Makers Union
Box: 2 Item : 87-88 Union label: Brush Makers International Union
Box: 2 Item : 89 Union label: Sawsmiths Union of North America
Box: 2 Item : 90 Union label: International Jewelry Workers Union of America
Box: 2 Item : 91 Union label: Metal Polishers, Buffers, Platers, Brass & Silver Workers Union of North America
Box: 2 Item : 92 Union label: Metal Polishers, Buffers, Platers, Molders, Brass & Silver Workers Union of North America
Box: 2 Item : 93 Union label: Travelers Goods & Leather Novelty Workers International Union of America
Box: 2 Item : 94 Union label: Leather Workers International Union
Box: 2 Item : 95 Union label: United Association of Plumbers, Gas-Fitters, Steam-Fitters & Steam Fitters Helpers
Box: 2 Item : 96 Union label: Stone Mounters International Union
Box: 2 Item : 97 Union label: Brush Makers International Union
Box: 2 Item : 98 Union label: Boot & Shoe Workers Union, Local 160, Woman's Auxiliary
Box: 2 Item : 99 Union label: Upholsters, International Union of North America
Box: 2 Item : 100 Union label: International Union of Slate Workers
Box: 2 Item : 101 Union label: International Steel & Copper Plate Printers Union of North America
Box: 2 Item : 102 Union label: Hotel & Restaurant Employees International Alliance
Box: 2 Item : 103 Union label: Hotel & Restaurant Employees International Alliance, Bartenders International League
Box: 2 Item : 104 Union label: Tobacco Workers International Union
Box: 2 Item : 105 Union label: Allied Printing Trades Council, New York City
Box: 2 Item : 106 Union label: NPCAA, AFL (National Print Cutters Assn. of America (?))
Box: 2 Item : 107 Union label: Ink Workers of America, Under the Jurisdiction of I.P.P. & A.U. of N.A.
Box: 2 Item : 108 Union label: Deutsch - Amerikanische Typographia
Box: 2 Item : 109 Union label: Typographical Union
Box: 2 Item : 110-111 Union label: International Photo Engineers Union
Box: 2 Item : 112 Union label: International P.P. Union of North America
Box: 2 Item : 113 Union label: M.P. & C.M. of U.S., AFL
Box: 2 Item : 114-115 Union label: International Brotherhood of Paper Makers
Box: 2 Item : 116-117 Union label: International Brotherhood of Bookbinders
Box: 2 Item : 118 Union label: Workingmen's Cooperative Publishing Association
Box: 2 Item : 119 Union label: Journeyman Horseshoer's Union
Box: 2 Item : 120 Union label: "J.H.U."
Box: 2 Item : 121 Union label: "I.B.B.H."
Box: 2 Item : 122 Union label: National Print Cutters Association of America, Local 1, AFL
Box: 2 Item : 123 Union label: International Alliance of Bill Posters & Billers of America
Box: 2 Item : 124 Union label: Actors Union of America
Box: 2 Item : 125 Union label: Theatrical Federation of Greater N.Y. (IATSE, AFM)
Box: 2 Item : 126 Union label: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees & Moving Picture Machine Operators of the U.S. & Canada
Box: 2 Item : 127 Union label: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage, Local 306, Moving Picture Machine Operators
Box: 2 Item : 128-129 Union label: Piano & Organ Workers International Union of America
Box: 2 Item : 130 Union label: "Amalgamated Association of I.S. & T.W. of N.A."
Box: 2 Item : 130A Union label: American Wire Weavers' Protective Association
Box: 2 Item : 131-144 1912 - Lawrence, Massachusetts Textile Strike
Box: 2 Item : 145-147 American Press Association: Assassination Attempt on Theodore Roosevelt
Box: 3 Item : 148 American Press Association: Powder Explosion, Tampico, Mexico
Box: 3 Item : 149 American Press Association: Launching of the Battleship New York, President Taft in Attendance
Box: 3 Item : 150 American Press Association: View from Riverside Drive of Battleships on Hudson, President Taft Reviewing Ships
Box: 3 Item : 151-168 Union Label lecture
Box: 3 Item : 169 Union Label lecture (duplicate)
Box: 3 Item : 170-178 Union Label lecture
Box: 3 Item : 179-182 Union Label lecture (colored slide)
Box: 3 Item : 183 1921 New York City Election - Mayoral Election Ballot:John F. Hylan, Henry H. Curran, Jacob Panken
Box: 3 Item : 184 1921 New York City Election - Mayoral Election: John F. Hylan
Box: 3 Item : 185 1921 New York City Election - Mayoral Election: Henry H. Curran
Box: 3 Item : 186 1921 New York City Election - Mayoral Election: Jacob Panken
Box: 3 Item : 187 1921 New York City Election - Mayoral Election: Hylan Wins in Landslide
Box: 3 Item : 188 1921 New York City Election for Comptroller: Charles L. Craig, Democratic Candidate
Box: 3 Item : 189 1921 New York City Election - Board of Aldermen Ballot: G. Murray Hulbert (Democratic Party); Vincent Gilroy (Republican Party), James Oneal (Socialist Party), Abraham Lefkowitz (Farm and Labor Party)
Box: 3 Item : 190 1921 New York City Election – Aldermen Election: Isaac Frank
Box: 3 Item : 191 1921 New York City Election – Aldermen Election: Murray Hulbert
Box: 3 Item : 192 1921 New York State Election – Aldermen Election: Justice of Supreme Court Candidate: Harry E. Lewis
Box: 3 Item : 193 1921 New York State Election – Election, New York, County Judge: Wm R. Bayes
Box: 3 Item : 194-213 "Fletcher's Weekly Screen Jazz" ("Jazz-ical Jokelets on Timely Topics")
Box: 3 Item : 218 New York Evening World - Comical Sayings, WWI Era

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