A ceremony marks the dedication of new campus buildings at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. Students wearing academic robes arrive at a building on the campus. The President of Manchester College Dr. Jacks, U.S. Secretary of Interiors Ray Lyman Wilbur and the President of University of Rochester Dr. Rush Rhees pose. Interiors of the building shows a crowd attending the ceremony in an auditorium. The front facade of the library building in the University of Rochester. Interiors of a building shows people milling about. Interior of the library shows tables and chairs. View of the campus from the tower of the library.
American steamship, Rochester, sets off from New York City harbor in United States, towards Europe, ignoring German blockade warnings during World War I. The American steamship Rochester, at sea, with U.S. flag painted on its side. A passenger and crew members aboard the Rochester. A steamship at sea. 'Orleans-New York' written on the side of the ship.
United Garment workers (UGW) Union members discuss plan for 1914 convention in Nashville Tennessee. View from locomotive traveling on a straight train track. A steam locomotive pulling a passenger train. Trainman on rail car waving a lantern. Views of the convention, October 12, 1914, in Nashville, headed by UGW President Thomas A. Rickert of Chicago. Union locals from New York, Boston, Rochester, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, were deemed in arrears on dues (although they had been on strike) and not allowed to participate. They walked out, with the Chicago delegation too. View of Telegram sent from Nashville, by the dissidents, to Sidney Hillman in New York, October, 1914, asking him to head a rival union. Photo of Hillman taking telephone call. A special convention at Webster Hall, in New York City, where dissidents join with Journeyman Tailors union and form the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, with Sidney Hillman as President. Key members of the new union are seen standing in front of a car. Sidney Hillman in his office dictating to his secretary. Copies of the new union's House organs in various languages. Amalgamated Clothing Workers holding signs in various languages. Workers pose on a truck by a sign reading:"A Fair Deal, A Chance to Live, Arbitration is all we ask." Workers in cars. Girls on roller skates wearing sashes reading: "Don't Be A Scab." A man in a barrel with sign reading: "Can't afford to wear pants. Pa works in an open shop." Women pose in sandwich boards that spell out: "Closed Shop." Philadelphia garment worker ostensibly writing letter to Sidney Hillman. Shop owners examine sewn item and shop records while man works at sewing machine.
Ingemar Johansson wins the Hickock Belt in Rochester, New York. At the Annual Charity Dinner many sports players, writers and broadcasters have gathered for the presentation of the Hickock Award to Ingemar Johansson, a Swedish boxer and heavyweight champion. S. Rae Hickock awards the Hickock Belt for the professional athlete of the year to Johansson.
Players of different teams play bowling during National Bowling Congress in Rochester, New York. Players bowl balls on lane to down the pins.
Clothing workers in a factory in the United States. Street scene in garment district of Manhattan, New York City, in 1912. Garment workers, and supporters of their labor rights quest for better pay and shorter hours, pose for a photograph. Workers display many signs expressing their needs, in English, Italian, Russian, Hebrew and other languages. Garment workers, of various specialties, gather in demonstration for better treatment. Employees of the Alfred Benjamins Company refute management's claim that they are satisfied with working conditions. They display a large sign on the sidewalk. Four-sided box signs are also seen (written in Italian and Hebrew). Mounted police move along a street as a foot patrolman arrests a protester. Photograph of lawyer, Fiorello LaGuardia. Garment workers at work in a sweat shop. A large group of young women garment workers marching in a labor rally or demonstration during a strike. Two signs are seen, one reading: "Why are we prohibited from picketing?" and the other, partly hidden, explains why they are striking. A contingent of uniformed policemen with night sticks, stand in front of a building in Baltimore. Smiling women stand carrying signs. One reads: "Our employers are powerful (because) they are organized.We shall be more powerful." Another reads,"We shall fight until we win." Many other signs express similar sentiments. Portrait photograph of 17 year old Ida Brayman, with caption reading: "Who was shot & killed by an Employer Feb. 5th 1913 during the great struggle of the Garment Workers of Rochester (New York)."