ILGWU. Local 105 photographs

Collection Number: 5780/053 P

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


ILGWU. Local 105 photographs, 1938-1968
Collection Number:
5780/053 P
Local 105 International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
0.67 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
This collection consists of photographs documenting Local 105's activities between 1938 and 1968.
Collection material in English


Founded in 1900 by local union delegates representing about 2,000 members in cities in the northeastern United States, the ILGWU grew in geographical scope, membership size, political influence to become one of the most powerful forces in American organized labor by mid-century. Representing workers in the women's garment industry, the ILGWU worked to improve working and living conditions of its members through collective bargaining agreements, training programs, health care facilities, cooperative housing, educational opportunities, and other efforts. In 1995, the ILGWU merged with the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) to form the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE).


Local 105, International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU), also known as the Snowsuits, Ski Wear, Leggings, Infants and Novelty Sportswear Union, was based in New York City. It represented workers employed in various specialty garment shops in the New York area.


The collection contains photographs that help to document the activities of Local 105 from 1938 to 1968. The images show the members and leaders of Local 105 through portraits and group photographs, at activities and events such as dinners and luncheons hosted in honor of the guests of Local 105, and at rallies.

International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Local 105 (New York, N.Y.)

Clothing workers--Labor unions--New York (State)

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Cite As:
ILGWU. Local 105 photographs #5780/053 P. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.


Related Collections:
5780: ILGWU records
5780/053: ILGWU. Local 105 records
5780/053 AV: ILGWU. Local 105 audio recordings


Box 1 Folder 1 1964
Includes David Dubinsky, Ethel Kennedy, Robert Wagner, and Martin L. Cohen; coincides with race for New York Senate by Robert F. Kennedy; October 1964
Box 1 Folder 2
Dinner honoring New York City Mayor John V. Lindsday; includes Martin L. Cohen and John V. Lindsay; circa lates 1960s
Box 1 Folder 3
Includes Harriet L. Cohen, Mrs. Meany, David Dubinsky, George Meany, Martin L. Cohen; 20th Anniversary, Local 105
Box 1 Folder 4
Includes David Dubinsky, Robert Wagner, Grand Marshall George Meany, Mrs. Meany, Martin L. Cohen; early 1960s
Box 1 Folder 5 1968
Includes Alan King, Shirley Winters, Martin L. Cohen
Box 1 Folder 6
At offices of Local 105 at 575 8th Avenue in Manhattan, circa late 1960s
Box 1 Folder 7
Includes Martin Cohen, Harriet Cohen, Louis Stulberg, and Mrs. Stulberg; circa mid 1960s
Box 1 Folder 8
circa early 1950s
Box 1 Folder 9
Includes Assistant Manager-Secretary Henry Prastein; circa mid-1950s
Box 1 Folder 10
Portrait by Henry S. Moskowitz; includes Amy Best Merchant
Box 1 Folder 11 1938
Luncheon meeting tendered in honor of the officers of the Jewis Consumptives' Relief Society of Denter, Colorado by the leaders of the Trade Unions of New York; Hotel Astor, New York; March 30, 1938
Box 1 Folder 12
Diner honoring New York City Mayor Abraham D. Beam; indlues Sol Chaikin, Mrs. Chaikin, Harriet Cohen, Martin Cohen, Abraham Beame, Mary Beame, Hayward Hale Braine, and Mrs. Braine; circa late 1970s
Box 1 Folder 13
Presentation of second portrait by members of Local 105 to Manager-Secretary Martin Cohen
Box 1 Folder 14
Dinner for Mayor Abraham D. Beame; indcludes Abraham Beame and Martin L. Cohen; circa early 1970s
Box 1 Folder 15
ILGWU presrentation to AFL-CIO President George Meany; includes George Meany, Martin Cohen; circa mid-1970s
Box 1 Folder 16 1944
Local 105 rally to elect FDC; includes Jacob Heller and Martin L. Cohen
Box 1 Folder 17
Includes Martin L. Cohen and Rebecca Cohen; circa early 1940s
Box 1 Folder 18 1941
Inclues Assistant Manager Martin L. Cohen, Manager Jacob Heller, and unidentified man
Box 1 Folder 19
Includes Jacob Heller, Martin L. Cohen, Mrs. Heller, Tuprow, and Henry Prastein; circa 1941-1942
Box 1 Folder 20 1941
Includes Jacob Heller and Martin L. Cohen
Box 1 Folder 21
circa 1948-1949
Box 1 Folder 22
Includes Martin L. Cohen, Jacob Heller, Henry Prastein, and Morris Bagnow
Box 1 Folder 23
Includes Henry Prastein, Martin L. Cohen, Amy Best Merchant, Harriet L. Cohen, Jacob Heller; 1948, mid-1960s, and late 1930s