Guide to the Charles Solomon Photographs, 1935-1960


Guide to the Charles Solomon Photographs, 1935-1960


Charles Solomon, a perennial Socialist Party candidate for public office, was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1919, on the Socialist Party ticket. He was also labor lawyer, and served as a New York City Magistrate for nearly twenty years. The collection contains images from Solomon's electoral campaigns and from his work as a judge, and group portraits with other labor, liberal and socialist leaders.

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