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Title [Louis DeJonge & Co. employees on strike]
Object Name Negative, Film
Photographer Flamm, Herbert A.
Date April 4, 1947
Collection Herbert A. Flamm Photograph Collection
Description Original B&W film negative. Two men stand on a sidewalk next to a factory. They have their backs to the camera, and both are wearing the same hand-printed sign: "Louis DeJonge Employe's / Association has / Petitioned-Conferred-Urged / But / Louis Schulman / Company President Continues / To / Violate Union Agreement." Several boys stand on the sidewalk near the men. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "4-4-47 / DeJonge / 1 - 8x10."
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Gift of Herbert A. Flamm
Ownership and History Louis DeJonge & Company opened their first factory on Staten Island around 1850, manufacturing gift, art, and commercial papers. In 1918 the company moved their factory from Tompkinsville to Clifton, Staten Island, where they remained in operation until the mid-1970s.
Earliest Date 1947
Latest Date 1947
Subjects Employees
Strikes
Children
Factories
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 79.022.4161
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, March 2017.
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