Tamiment Library general photograph collection [graphic]. 1860-1985 (bulk 1940-1965).


Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives,. Tamiment Library general photograph collection [graphic].

Tamiment Library general photograph collection [graphic]. 1860-1985 (bulk 1940-1965).

Contains photographs (including some negatives) depicting a broad range of images relating to radicalism and the labor movement in New York, the United States, and Europe. Many of the images are portraits of individuals, including Eugene Debs, Morris Hillquit, Karl Kautsky, James Hudson Maurer, and Norman Thomas. For the following persons whose papers (or portions thereof) are held by the Library, the General Photograph Collection contains photographic images of these individuals and/or other images separated from their papers: John Nicholas Beffel, Peter V. Cacchione, Josephine Colby, Carl Cowl, Solon De Leon, Hugo Gellert, Emma Goldman, Mendel V. Halushka, Morris Hillquit, Ben Josephson, Harry Laidler, Algernon Lee, Meyer London, Bertha Mailly, James Oneal, Jacob Panken, Rose Schneiderman, A. I. Shiplacoff, Charles Solomon, Rose Pastor Stokes, Baruch Charney Vladeck, and Max Zaritsky.

2 linear ft.ca. 2500 photographs : b&w, color ; 8 x 10 in.

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