Actors' Equity Association Photographs 1900-1974


Actors' Equity Association Photographs, 1900-1974

Actors' Equity Association Photographs 1900-1974

Actors’ Equity Association (AEA, “Equity”), the premiere theatrical performers’ labor union in the United States, was founded in New York City in 1913, as the first of the American actors’ unions. Its jurisdiction covers both actors and stage managers in the professional theater. The collection contains approximately 110 black and white photographs (and one negative), ranging in size from 3x5 to 8x10 inches. Although it encompasses a miscellany that includes images of AEA offices, AEA meetings, actors and actresses, and theaters, very little of Equity’s early history is represented.

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