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R.J. Thomas Playing Santa Claus

R.J. Thomas Playing Santa Claus | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
R.J. Thomas playing Santa Claus for children of Allis-Chalmers strikers.  "Santa Claus Has Come To Town: You may not know it but that's UAW-CIO Vice-President R.J. Thomas, who is in charge of the Allis-Chalmers strike, with the big white beard.  Allis-Chalmers strikers staged three bang-up Christmas parties for their kiddies in Milwaukee.  Generous distributions of gifts and goodies were made possible by a flood of contributions from local unions all over the country. This shot was taken at the Strand Theater on Wisconsin Avenue where the youngest group of children were entertained.  Parties for other age groups took place at the same time at the Wisconsin and the Palace."  - Wisconsin CIO News
DESCRIPTION
R.J. Thomas playing Santa Claus for children of Allis-Chalmers strikers. "Santa Claus Has Come To Town: You may not know it but that's UAW-CIO Vice-President R.J. Thomas, who is in charge of the Allis-Chalmers strike, with the big white beard. Allis-Chalmers strikers staged three bang-up Christmas parties for their kiddies in Milwaukee. Generous distributions of gifts and goodies were made possible by a flood of contributions from local unions all over the country. This shot was taken at the Strand Theater on Wisconsin Avenue where the youngest group of children were entertained. Parties for other age groups took place at the same time at the Wisconsin and the Palace." - Wisconsin CIO News
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:3086
Creation Date:December 21 1947
Creator Name:Eisenscher, Edmund
City:Milwaukee
County:Milwaukee
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Edmund Eisenscher papers, 1936-1956, 1999
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:PH 6051.375
Original Dimensions:3.25 x 2.25 inches
SUBJECTS
Clothing and dress
Costume
Hats
Christmas
Santa Claus
Beards
Children and adults
Crowds
Indoor photography
Men
Moustache

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