RG96. AFL-CIO. Photograph Collections
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
The Information Department was responsible for AFL-CIO publications and press releases. This is an artificial collection of photographs built from different collections in the George Meany Memorial Archives. The majority of the photographs come from the Information Department of the AFL-CIO which often used images in the AFL-CIO News newspaper.
The Keystone Viewing Company, located in Pennsylvania, was formed in 1892. The Keystone Viewing Company is best remembered today as a manufacturer of stereoscopes, but lantern slides were an important secondary item. This collection of glass lantern slides depicts international labor activity. The best documented industries are agriculture, forestry, maritime, and textiles.
Author Morris Schnapper collected the materials in this collection for his book American Labor: A Pictoral Social History published in 1975. The collection contents span the years 1700-1980 and contain rare images and textual materials relating to American labor history, and promotional materials for Schnapper's book.