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Historic photographs, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, circa 1881-1940

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Summary:Image 1 - A carpenter using a circular saw on a construction site, circa 1900-1940. Image 2 - Portrait of P.J. McGuire, one of the founders of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and the American Federation of Labor. This portrait has writing on it indicating that it may have been using in the Carpenter Magazine at some point. Image 3 - Back of the portrait of P.J. McGuire. Text says "Return to <crossed out>Duffy<crossed out> McMahon." Image 4 - Portrait of Gabriel Edmonston, first general president of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners in 1881. Image 5 - Portrait of John D. Allen, founder and second general president of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners in 1882-1883. Image 6 - Paper attached to back of John D. Allen portrait contains information about Allen. Image 7 - Portrait of P.J. McGuire, possibly removed from the Carpenters Magazine. Image 8 - Panoramic photograph of attendees at the dedication of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners headquarters building in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 22, 1909. Image 9 - Back of panoramic photograph of attendees at Indianapolis headquarters dedication. Text reads "Dedication - International Headquarters - Indianapolis - July 22 - 1909" Image 10 - Official portrait of the general officers of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, 1907-1908. Among those pictured (front row) are A. M. Watson, W. G. Schardt, Gabriel Edmonston, Frank Duffy and John Walquist. Image 11 - Portrait of Harry Lloyd, tenth general president of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, 1896-1898. Image 12 - Portrait of Thomas Doran, assistant secretary of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners. The photograph was taken at the first convention of the UBCJA on August 12, 1881. Image 13 - Group portrait of attendees of a convention of the UBCJA in 1886. In the background is the Carpenters' Journeyman House Carpenters Association Six to Six banner. Image 14 - The General Officers of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America for the years 1913 through 1916. The photograph features T. M. Guerin, D. A. Post, Thos. [Thomas] Neale, Arthur A. Quinn, John H. Potts, James Kirby, Jas. [James] P. Ogletree, W. L. Hutcheson, Wm. [William] D. Huber, Harry Blackmore, W. A. Cole, Frank Duffy, and Arthur Martel. Photograph taken by Bretzman photographers, Indianapolis, Indiana. Image 15 - Portraits of William D. Huber and Frank Duffy, Denver, Colorado, April 1908. Image 16 - Back of portraits of Huber and Duffy. Text reads "Wm. D. Huber + Frank Duffy Denver, Colorado - 1908" Image 17 - Delegates to the Eighth General Convention of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America posed on the steps of a building in Indianapolis, Indiana, 1894. 561 local unions with a membership of 33,917 members participated, and the convention was attended by 118 delegates. Image 18 - A carpenter using a circular saw on a construction site, circa 1900-1940. Image 19 - Portrait of two carpenters holding tools and wearing aprons.
Creator:Bretzman, C. F. (Charles F.), 1866-1934
Provider:United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
Bretzman Photo
Century:1901-2000
1801-1900
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Indiana
Colorado
Place of origin – Settlement:Indianapolis
Denver
Temporal subject: 1881-1890
1901-1910
1911-1920
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Topical subjects:Carpenters
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
Carpenters' unions
Labor unions
Group portraits
Construction
Construction Workers
Meetings
Hutcheson, William L. (William Levi), 1874-1953
McGuire, P. J. (Peter James), 1852-1906
Edmonston, Gabriel
Duffy, Frank, 1861-1955
Guerin, T.M.
Building dedications
Banners
ArchivesUM location:United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America archives
  • series 14
  • subseries 1
  • box 44
  • folder 12 - Historic
  • accession 1995-94
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
Copyright holder:Unknown
Collection:Labor in America Collection
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