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Solomon Gompers sitting for a portrait, age 61, 1911

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Summary:Samuel Gompers is sitting for a portrait at the age of 61. Solomon Gompers is the father to Samuel Gompers, the longest serving president of the AFL and a leading figure in the labor movement. Solomon was from Amsterdam and later moved to London, England before Samuel was born. Solomon made a living in the cigar industry. He moved his family to New York, New York in 1863. He and Samuel both continued to work in the cigar making industry until Samuel began getting involved in leadership position in local labor unions.
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Topical subjects: Portrait
Cigar industry
Jewish families
Jewish families-- United States
Repository:University Archives
Browse terms:Personal and Family Lives
Copyright holder:Public domain
Collection:Digital Collections