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Series IV: Photographs, Artwork, and Ephemera

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of over one hundred black-and-white photographs of various sizes, two pieces of artwork including a drawing and silhouette of Abraham I. Shiplacoff, and a small amount of ephemera including tickets to Shiplacoff Day celebrations in the late-1930s, part of a 1915 New York State Assembly election poster picturing Shiplacoff, and a handmade card with poem to celebrate his 1915 election to the Assembly. Photographs of Shiplacoff's political activities include group portraits from conventions, possibly Socialist, with B.C. Vladek, Alex Kahn, and Jacob Panken; a group of Socialist Assemblymen from 1918; and a Socialist delegation in Washington including Morris Hillquit, Panken, Jim Maurer, I.I. Hourwich, and Daniel Hoan. Other photographs include Shiplacoff with students as teacher at P.S. 84 in Brownsville, Brooklyn; in office as Labor Editor of the Jewish Daily Forward; at desk at New York State Assembly; as Deputy Collector of the Port at the Customs House; and studio portraits of Shiplacoff from different periods of his life. Approximately fifty photographs document a circa 1931 to trip to Palestine with a delegation on behalf of the National Labor Committee for Palestine.

Artwork, undated

Box: 7, Folder: 1 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Clipping [In Hebrew and English], undated

Box: 7, Folder: 2 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Ephemera: Certificate of Election, City of New York, 1919, inclusive

Box: Shared Tamiment MSOS005, Folder: 1 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Ephemera (Miscellaneous) [Includes Tickets for Shiplacoff Day Celebration; Funereal Thank Yous; Poster for Election to Assembly, 1st Term; Portrait of Eugene Debs, Certifcate for Planting Trees in Palestine], 1915, 1936-1939, undated

Box: 7, Folder: 3 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Family Photographs, circa 1896, 1900, undated

Box: 7, Folder: 4 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Handmade Card ["To ... At the Celebration of Mr. Shiplacoff's Election to the Assembly Brownsville Labor Lyceum, Thanksgiving Night, 1915. By ..."], Nov 25, 1915

Box: 7, Folder: 5 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Photographs (Miscellaneous) [Includes Shiplacoff as Labor Editor of Forward; Teacher at P.S. 84; Gravestone], circa 1902, circa 1926, undated

Box: 7, Folder: 6 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Political Life Photographs [Includes Alex Kahn, B.C. Vladeck, Jacob Panken; Socialist Delegation at Washington with Hilquit, Panken, et. al.; Group of Socialist Assemblymen], Jan 1918, undated

Box: 7, Folder: 7 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Portraits [Includes Studio Portraits; Tintype; In the Assembly Chamber; As Deputy Collector of the Port in the Customs House; In front of Sign for Jewish People's Relief Committee], 1915, undated

Box: 7, Folder: 8 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Postcard [In Spanish], Dec 7, 1925

Box: 7, Folder: 9 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Trip to Palestine Photographs, circa 1931

Box: 7, Folder: 10 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Group photograph, #269 Dearborn Street, Chicago, undated

Box: Shared Tamiment 017, Folder: 9 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)
Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
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