Labor Leaders, 1916 (LOC)

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Labor Leaders, 1916


1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 3975-11


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    • 02/Aug/2014 14:50:17

    This photo was published in the Morning Oregonian, September 16, 1916 with the caption "LABOR LEADERS IN NEW YORK WHO DIRECT STREETCAR STRIKE". The names of the persons are below the photo. The evening world., September 11, 1916, Final Edition, Page 2 has another photo of the same group.

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    • 08/Aug/2014 14:51:59

    from the Oregonian: " LABOR LEADERS IN NEW YORK WHO DIRECT STREETCAR STRIKE BACK ROW C. A. SEVERS, LOUIS FRIDIGER (ATTORNEY FOR STREET RAILWAY UNION). WILLIAM COLLINS, P. J. ROONEY, E. A. RALEIGH, JOHN SULLIVAN, J. P. COUGHLIN, F. S. TOMLIN. FRONT ROW J. R. BUCHANAN, W. P. FITZGERALD (ORGANIZER OF STREET RAILWAY MEN), HUGH FRAYNE, MAURICE DEYOUNG, M. J. WALSH AND OTTO NICHOLS. Frayne was chairman of the meeting at. which the photograph was taken, which included representatives of the brewery workers, printers, machinists, moulders, longshoremen and theater workers. The meeting was held last Sunday to discuss the question of a general sympathetic strike." This is probably the 9/10/16 meeting of the Conference Committee representing New York organized labor described in a 9/11/1916 NYT report, called to discuss a massive sympathy strike in support of the striking subway carmen. Among those named in the Oregonian's caption, the article mentions Otto Nichols of the Brooklyn Central Labor Union, Hugh Frayne, State Organizer for the American Federation of Labor and chairman of the committee, and William Fitzgerald the carmen's general organizer. We saw Louis Fridiger and William B. Fitzgerald in other Bain photos related to the strike: W.D. Mahon, Louis Fridiger, P.J. O'Brien, W.B. Fitzgerald (LOC)W.B. Fitzgerald (LOC)Labor Leaders (LOC)

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    Jon (LOC P&P)

    • 22/Aug/2014 19:53:16

    Thanks, B-59 and Art Siegel. We will update our catalog record.