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Indianapolis Building - Carpenters Headquarters

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Summary:Image 1 - Photograph of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America headquarters building in Indianapolis, Indiana, circa 1910. Above the door is the Carpenters' motto: Labor Omnia Vincit (Work Conquers All). (25.25 x 20 cm.) Image 2 - Two men looking at keys outside the Carpenters headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, 1961. (25.25 x 20.5 cm.) Image 3 - Back of Image 2. Handwriting reads "<crossed out>Nov.</crossed out> <written in>Oct.</written in> 1961. Indpls., Ind." Stamp near the bottom reads "Indianapolis Photo Co. Art Twente Bob Twente ME 5-4444 116 East North St. Indianapolis 4, Ind." (25.25 x 20.5 cm.) Image 4 - Two men outside the door of the Carpenters headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, locking or unlocking the door and smiling, 1961. (25.25 x 20.5 cm.) Image 5 - Back of Image 5. Handwriting reads "Nov. 1961." Stamp reads "Indianapolis Photo Co. Art Twente Bob Twente ME 5-4444 116 East North St. Indianapolis 4, Ind." (25.25 x 20.5 cm.) Image 6 - Entrance of the Carpenters headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. (19.5 x 15.75 cm.) Image 7 - Interior of the general president's office in the Carpenters headquarters. (24 x 19 cm.) Image 8 - Back of Image 7. Handwriting reads "General President Office." (24 x 19 cm.) Image 9 - Interior of the general president's office in the Carpenters headquarters. Lower right corner has imprinted words "Bretzman / Indianapolis." (23 x 18.5 cm.) Image 10 - Back of Image 9. Stamp reads "From Chas. F. Bretzman, Photographer, 1517 Fletcher Savings & Trust Bldg. Indianapolis, Ind." (23 x 18.5 cm.) Image 11 - Interior of the board room in the Carpenters headquarters, windows and ferns on right side. Lower right corner has imprinted words "Bretzman / Indianapolis." (25.25 x 20.5 cm.) Image 12 - Back of Image 11. Handwriting reads "Board Room." (25.25 x 20.5 cm.) Image 13 - Interior of the board room in the Carpenters headquarters, ferns on left side. Lower right corner has imprinted words "Bretzman / Indianapolis." (25.25 x 20.5 cm.) Image 14 - Back of Image 13. Handwriting reads "Board Room." (25.25 x 20.5 cm.) Image 15 - Interior of the board room in the Carpenters headquarters, ferns on left side. (23 x 18.5 cm.) Image 16 - Back of Image 15. Stamp reads "From Chas. F. Bretzman, Photographer, 1517 Fletcher Savings & Trust Bldg. Indianapolis, Ind." (23 x 18.5 cm.) Image 17 - Interior of the first vice president's office in the Carpenters headquarters. Corner reads "Photo by W. Frank Jones Ind'pls". (24 x 19 cm.) Image 18 - Back of Image 17. Handwriting reads "1st VP Office." (24 x 19 cm.) Image 19 - Interior of the board room in the Carpenters headquarters, windows and ferns on left side. (24 x 19 cm.) Image 20 - Back of Image 19. Handwriting reads "Board Room." (24 x 19 cm.) Image 21 - Back of Carpenters headquarters building. Lower right corner has imprinted words "Bretzman / Indianapolis." (25 x 20.25 cm.) Image 22 - Carpenters headquarters building in Indianapolis. There is a car parked on the street to the right of the building. Lower right corner has imprinted words "Bretzman / Indianapolis." (25.5 x 20.5 cm.) Image 23 - Photograph of construction of the Carpenters headquarters in Indianapolis, mounted on cardboard. The upper right corner reads "Sept 1908." (24.5 x 20 cm.) Image 24 - Back of Image 23. Paper taped to board reads "Carpenters Building, 222 E. Michigan, under construction in September, 1908. The four-story building still serves as General Headquarters of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. In 1914 a second building was erected at 516 Hudson St. to house the Carpenters Printing Plant." (24.5 x 20 cm.) Image 25 - Photograph of Frank Duffy sitting at a desk in front of a lot of paper in the Carpenters headquarters building in Indianapolis, 1907. The photograph is pasted onto cardboard. (13.5 x 18.5 cm.) Image 26 - Back of Image 25. Handwriting reads "1907 Indianapolis Bldg." (13.5 x 18.5 cm.) Image 27 - Photograph of two men in an office in the Carpenters headquarters building in Indianapolis, 1907. The man on the right is an unidentified member of the general officers of the UBCJA. The photograph is pasted onto cardboard. (13.25 x 18 cm.) Image 28 - Back of Image 27. Handwriting reads "1907 Indianapolis Bldg." (13.25 x 18 cm.) Image 29 - Photograph of an unidentified man at a desk in front of a typewriter. The calendar behind him is for March 1905 and the daily calendar on the right side of the photograph indicates that it is March 22, 1905. (13.25 x 17 cm.) Image 30 - Back of Image 29. Handwriting reads "General Office - Indianapolis, Ind." (13.25 x 17 cm.) Image 31 - Photograph of an office with four desks, five men and one woman. (13 x 17.25 cm.) Image 32 - Back of Image 31. Handwriting reads "General Office - Indianapolis, Ind." (13 x 17.25 cm.) Image 33 - Image of the Carpenters headquarters, Indianapolis, Indiana. Typed under the image is "General Offices 222 E. Michigan Street Indianapolis, Ind." Handwriting on the paper reads "Carpenter - Sept. 1950 Headquarters - Indianapolis Carpenter/Jan 13 pi." (22.75 x 15 cm.) Image 34 - Back of Image 33. Front cover of The Carpenter from September 1950. It is crossed out with orange crayon. (22.75 x 15 cm.) Image 35 - Photocopied article from American Carpenter and Builder in 1909 about melted wood that includes photographs of the Carpenters headquarters. Handwriting on the page reads "American Carpenter + Building filed in Library 8/3/56" and "See: Carpenters - History Headquarters Indianapolis, Indiana." (28 x 21.5 cm.) Image 36 - Second page from American Carpenter and Builder, December 1909. It seems to be from a different article than the first page and is signed by Frank Duffy. (28 x 21.5 cm.) Image 37 - Photograph of the Carpenters headquarters in Indianapolis. The photo is torn and taped to a piece of paper. Lower right corner has imprinted words "Bretzman / Indianapolis." (21.5 x 28 cm.) Image 38 - Back of Image 37. Stamp on back of photo is still visible through the paper the photo is taped to. The stamp reads "From Chas. F. Bretzman, Photographer, 1517 Fletcher Savings & Trust Bldg. Indianapolis, Ind." (21.5 x 28 cm.) Image 39 - Photograph of an office in the Carpenters headquarters, Indianapolis. There are four desks, six men and two women. (13 x 18.25 cm.) Image 40 - Back of Image 39. Handwriting reads "General Office - Indianapolis, Ind." (13 x 18.25 cm.) Image 41 - Photograph of the Carpenters headquarters, cars line the street to the right. Lower right corner has imprinted words "Bretzman / Indianapolis." (20.25 x 25 cm.) Image 42 - Back of Image 41. The stamp reads "From Chas. F. Bretzman, Photographer, 1517 Fletcher Savings & Trust Bldg. Indianapolis, Ind." (20.25 x 25 cm.) Image 43 - Photograph of the Carpenters headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, mounted on cardboard. (21 x 26.75 cm.) Image 44 - Back of Image 43. Handwriting reads "34060 R." (21 x 26.75 cm.)
Creator:Bretzman Photo
Jones, W. Frank
Bretzman, C. F. (Charles F.), 1866-1934
Indianapolis Photo Co.
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Indiana
Place of origin – Settlement:Indianapolis
Temporal subject: 1901-1910
1961-1970
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Indiana
Geographical subject – Settlement:Indianapolis
Topical subjects: United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
Office buildings
Building construction
Carpenters' unions
Labor unions
Conference rooms
Office workers
Offices
ArchivesUM location:United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America archives
  • series 14
  • subseries 1
  • box 46
  • folder 2 - Indianapolis Building - Carpenters Headquarters
  • accession 1995-94
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
Copyright holder:Unknown
Collection:Labor in America Collection
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