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T. Arciszewski and Al. Landy, Managers; [Robotnicze Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Dzieci (RTPD)]
Pierwszemu Oddziatowi Robotniczego Towarzystwa Przyjaciół Dzieci w dalekiej Ameryce w mieście Chicago-ofiarowuje zdjęcia z działalności swej w Polsce. [To the First Division of the Workers' Society of Friends of Children in Far America in the city of Chicago-an offering of photographs of their activities in Poland] [photograph album]
[Poland, c.1920s]. [21]ff. Album. 9½ x 13 inches. Beige cloth with colorful woven onlay; cord-bound. 23 captioned photographs mounted on black cardstock rectos, approx. 4¾ x 8¾ inches, tissue guards. Brief wear to head and tail of spine and corners; very good. C. 1920s Second Polish Republic photograph album prepared by the Workers' Society of Friends of Children in Warsaw. It is presented to the Workers' Society of Friends of Children branch in Chicago, who presumably lent their support to the society. The Society was established in 1919 to provide childcare and education centers for workers' children and the children of the unemployed. The outreach included kindergartens, schools, summer camps, meals, and medical care. This album is an early documentation of the Society's involvement in the childcare, education, play, and summer camp activities for families of the workforce. The album is signed on its "title page" by the Society's founders in Poland, Tomasz Arciszewski (1877-1955) and Dr. Aleksander Landy (1881-1969). Arciszewski served as founding chairman of The Workers' Society of Friends of Children [Robotnicze Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Dzieci (RTPD)] and along with Landy, was an active member of the Polish Socialist Party (PPS). Arciszewski served in the Socialist party and became the 31st Prime Minister of Poland. Notably, the album's first photograph depicts a crowd of children in front of a "Children's Home" in Warsaw; among the crowd is politician and co-founder of the PPS, Senator Bolesław Limanowski (1835-1935). Photographs within the album-all ta … [Click Below for Full Description]
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