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Actors Equity Association mobile protest, New York, 1919

191914.62 x 8.16 cmPhotograph, documentaryblack and whiteJump to full detailsRequest from Special Collections

Summary:Mobile protest in support of Equity’s demands for union recognition, guaranteed pay and regular employment in New York in 1919. Equity was led by women, such as Ethel Barrymore, and replaced the male-dominated White Rats Actors Union. In the photo, six women are holding letters that spell out "equity".
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New York
Temporal subject: 1911-1920
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Maryland
Geographical subject – Settlement:College Park
Topical subjects: AFL-CIO
Barrymore, Ethel, 1879-1959
Equity
Women
Unions
Actors and actresses
ArchivesUM location:AFL-CIO. Still Images. Morris B. Schnapper Collection.
  • series Series 1: Reference Files, 1700-1980
  • subseries SubSeries 2: Subject Reference Files
  • box Box 5
  • folder Folder 26
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
Copyright holder:unknown
Collection:Labor in America Collection
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