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Guide to the National Maritime Union Photographs PHOTOS 044

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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New York, NY 10012
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Hanan Ohayon

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 11, 2018 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of two groups of photographs. One group of approximately one hundred black and white prints of various sizes, as well as contact sheets, and negatives document the activities of the National Maritime Union (NMU) mostly in the 1940s and 1950s. Another group of 32 black and white prints were made by photographer Ernst Haas, possibly between 1948 and 1952, for the Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA), the administrative arm of the Marshall Plan. These photographs document the lives of merchant seamen, shipping, and post-war economic development in Marseille, France.


The collection is organized into two series: Series 1. National Maritime Union Photographs; Series 2. ECA Photographs by Ernst Haas. Items in Series 2 are arranged according to an original numbering scheme on the back of the photographs.