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Fourth General Convention - United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Buffalo, New York, 1886

1886-0825.4 x 20.5 cmPhotograph, documentarymonochromeJump to full detailsRequest from Special Collections

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Summary:Portrait of the participants at the Fourth General Convention of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America held in Buffalo, New York, in 1886. The convention opened August 3rd. Peter J. McGuire is seated at the center in the front row, behind the two delegates seated on the walkway. Two black delegates attended the meeting and both of them are seated in the front row. One is L. E. Rames, secretary of a black local in Charleston, South Carolina, and elected Fourth Vice President of the union at the 1884 Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. In "The United Brotherhood of Carpenters: The First Hundred Years," Walter Galenson argues that the convention held in Buffalo was the fifth Convention of the union, not the fourth. He also claims that the name of the black delegate from Charleston is L. Z. Rames. Walter Galenson, "The United Brotherhood of Carpenters: The First Hundred Years," Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1983. Accessed November 20, 2014 at books.google.com/books?isbn=0674921968
Century:1801-1900
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New York
Place of origin – Settlement:Buffalo
Temporal subject: 1881-1890
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:New York
Geographical subject – Settlement:Buffalo
Topical subjects:Labor Unions
Carpenters
African Americans
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
McGuire, P. J. (Peter James), 1852-1906
Carpenters' unions
Meetings
Genre:Portrait photographs
Group portraits
ArchivesUM location:United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America archives
  • series 14
  • subseries 2
  • box 2
  • folder 1 - Conferences, Conventions, and Events - Fourth General Convention, 1886
  • accession 1995-94
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
Copyright holder:Public domain
Collection:Labor in America Collection