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  • Collection ID 1985.0471
  • Creator Names Feinglass, Abraham, 1910-1981.
  • Title Abraham Feinglass collection of visual materials [graphic].
  • Dates [1930-1980, bulk 1940-1980]
  • Physical description
    • 685 photographic prints : b&w ; 31 x 51 cm. (12 x 20 in.) or smaller.
    • 1 album (298 photographic prints) ; 60 x 48 cm. (23 1/2 x 19 in.)
    • 16 photographic prints : col. ; 11 x 14 in. smaller.
    • 47 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller.
    • 2 photomechanical prints : b&w ; 24 x 15 cm. (9 1/2 x 6 in.) or smaller.
    • 1 drawing : b&w ; 30 x 21 cm. (12 x 8 in.)
    • 1 folder of non-graphic material.
  • Access and usage restrictions Advance appointment required to view color material in cold storage.
  • Collection summary Primarily depicts union meetings, conferences, conventions, in Chicago and other cities; and leaders of the International Fur and Leather Workers Union (I.F.L.W.U.) and the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America while Feinglass served as I.F.L.W.U. president (1954-1955) and international vice-president of Fur & Leather Dept. of Amalgamated Meat Cutters (1956-1980). Includes a few photographs of demonstrations by factions of these groups; relations with labor groups in Greece, Israel, France and Canada; selected political leaders; and informal photographs and one caricature of Chicago area residents, Feinglass and his wife, Bessie.
  • Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
    • Some photoprints copyrighted.
    • Credit photographer(s).
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Abraham Feinglass papers.
  • Finding Aids Note Container list available (1985-471).
  • Acquisition information Gift of Bessie Feinglass, 1982 (1985.0471).
  • Names
    • Feinglass, Abraham, 1910-1981 Portraits.
    • Feinglass, Bessie Chalfen Portraits.
    • Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 Portraits.
    • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 Portraits.
    • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 Portraits.
    • Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 Portraits.
    • Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 Portraits.
    • Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953 Portraits.
    • Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America. Fur and Leather Dept. Photographs.
    • International Fur and Leather Workers Union of the United States and Canada Photographs.
    • United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Photographs.
    • Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America. Fur and Leather Dept.
    • International Fur and Leather Workers Union of the United States and Canada.
  • Subjects
    • African Americans Employment Photographs.
    • Clothing workers Labor unions United States. lctgm
    • Fur garments United States. lctgm
    • Jews Work United States Photographs.
    • Labor United States. lctgm
    • Labor unions United States. lctgm
    • Leather industry and trade Illinois Chicago Photographs.
    • Meat industry strikes United States. lctgm
    • Meetings. United States. lctgm
    • Shoe industry strikes United States. lctgm
    • Strikes United States. lctgm
    • Women Work United States. lctgm
    • Industries Canada Photographs.
    • Industries Illinois Chicago Photographs.
    • Industries France Photographs.
    • Industries Greece Photographs.
    • Industries United States Photographs.
  • Geographic coverage United States Relations Israel Photographs.
  • Genre
    • Caricatures. gmgpc
    • Ephemera. gmgpc
    • Group portraits. gmgpc
    • Photograph albums. gmgpc
    • Portrait photographs. gmgpc
    • Snapshots. gmgpc
    • Drawings. gmgpc
    • Photomechanical prints. gmgpc
    • Photographic prints Color. gmgpc
    • Gelatin silver prints. gmgpc
  • Finding aid URL Finding aid available online http://chsmedia.org/media/fa/fa/1985/471.htm