General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, Industry and Culture Collection

Established in 1785, The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen (GSMT) is a non-profit organization serving the people of the City of New York for over two centuries, through educational, cultural and philanthropic programs. The 364 objects in the Industry and Culture Collection highlight items of institutional, metropolitan and national history held in the Society’s archival and museum collections.

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GSMT Flag Day Fraunces Tavern, 1969
Group shot on the steps of Fraunces Tavern on Flag Day. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States which happened on June 14, 1777. Fraunces Tavern, now a national historic landmark, located at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street, was a key location during the American Revolutionary War and served as headquarters for George Washington. First Row: Harry L. Brumond, William J. Scully, Albert A. Cuneo, Robert E. Hoffman. Second Row: Edward J. Hurley, Vincent J. Toto, John F. Armand, Joseph A. U'Sellis.
GSMT Flag Day Fraunces Tavern, 1970
Group shot on the steps of Fraunces Tavern on Flag Day. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States which happened on June 14, 1777. Fraunces Tavern, now a national historic landmark, located at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street, was a key location during the American Revolutionary War and served as headquarters for George Washington. First Row: Vincent J. Toto, Arnold Ludvigsen, Harry E. Hasselmann, John F. Armand. Second Row: Joseph A. U'Sellis, Walter R. Lindgren, Albert A. Cuneo. Third Row: Edward J. Hurley, Robert E. Hoffman, Charles H. Thornton.
GSMT Flag Day Fraunces Tavern, 1971
Group shot on the steps of Fraunces Tavern on Flag Day. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States which happened on June 14, 1777. Fraunces Tavern, now a national historic landmark, located at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street, was a key location during the American Revolutionary War and served as headquarters for George Washington. First Row: Andrew G. Hagstrom, Salvatore Campagna, Arnold Ludvigsen, Albert A. Cuneo. Second Row: John I. McCormick (Director, Mechanics Institute), Vincent J. Toto, John F. Armand, Robert E. Hoffman. Third Row: Edward J. Hurley, Charles H. Thornton, Joseph A. U'Sellis.
GSMT Flag Day Fraunces Tavern, 1972
Group shot on the steps of Fraunces Tavern on Flag Day. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States which happened on June 14, 1777. Fraunces Tavern, now a national historic landmark, located at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street, was a key location during the American Revolutionary War and served as headquarters for George Washington. First Row: Albert A. Cuneo, John F. Armand, Ludwig B. Mayleas, Salvatore Campagna. Second Row: Frank W. Thompson, Vincent J. Toto, Arnold Ludvigsen, Andrew G. Hagstrom, Andrew J. Adelhardt, Charles Murray. Third Row: Daniel J. Keefe, Edward A. Riguardi, Patrick J. McGinnis, Robert E. Hoffman, Gerard A. Dengel.
GSMT Flag Day Fraunces Tavern, 1987
Group shot on the steps of Fraunces Tavern on Flag Day. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States which happened on June 14, 1777. Fraunces Tavern, now a national historic landmark, located at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street, was a key location during the American Revolutionary War and served as headquarters for George Washington.
GSMT Flag Day Fraunces Tavern, 1989
Group shot on the steps of Fraunces Tavern on Flag Day. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States which happened on June 14, 1777. Fraunces Tavern, now a national historic landmark, located at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street, was a key location during the American Revolutionary War and served as headquarters for George Washington.
GSMT Flag Day Fraunces Tavern, 1990
Group shot on the steps of Fraunces Tavern on Flag Day. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States which happened on June 14, 1777. Fraunces Tavern, now a national historic landmark, located at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street, was a key location during the American Revolutionary War and served as headquarters for George Washington.
GSMT Flag Day Fraunces Tavern, 1991
Group shot on the steps of Fraunces Tavern on Flag Day. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States which happened on June 14, 1777. Fraunces Tavern, now a national historic landmark, located at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street, was a key location during the American Revolutionary War and served as headquarters for George Washington.
GSMT Flag Day Fraunces Tavern, 1992
Group shot on the steps of Fraunces Tavern on Flag Day. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States which happened on June 14, 1777. Fraunces Tavern, now a national historic landmark, located at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street, was a key location during the American Revolutionary War and served as headquarters for George Washington.
GSMT Flag Day Fraunces Tavern, 1994
Group shot on the steps of Fraunces Tavern on Flag Day. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States which happened on June 14, 1777. Fraunces Tavern, now a national historic landmark, located at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street, was a key location during the American Revolutionary War and served as headquarters for George Washington.
GSMT Flag Day Fraunces Tavern, undated
Group shot on the steps of Fraunces Tavern on Flag Day. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States which happened on June 14, 1777. Fraunces Tavern, now a national historic landmark, located at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street, was a key location during the American Revolutionary War and served as headquarters for George Washington.
GSMT Flag Day Fraunces Tavern, undated
Group shot on the steps of Fraunces Tavern on Flag Day. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States which happened on June 14, 1777. Fraunces Tavern, now a national historic landmark, located at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street, was a key location during the American Revolutionary War and served as headquarters for George Washington.
GSMT Flag Day Fraunces Tavern, undated
Group shot on the steps of Fraunces Tavern on Flag Day. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States which happened on June 14, 1777. Fraunces Tavern, now a national historic landmark, located at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street, was a key location during the American Revolutionary War and served as headquarters for George Washington.
GSMT Flag Day Fraunces Tavern, undated
Group shot on the steps of Fraunces Tavern on Flag Day. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States which happened on June 14, 1777. Fraunces Tavern, now a national historic landmark, located at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street, was a key location during the American Revolutionary War and served as headquarters for George Washington.
GSMT Flag Day Fraunces Tavern, undated
Group shot on the steps of Fraunces Tavern on Flag Day. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States which happened on June 14, 1777. Fraunces Tavern, now a national historic landmark, located at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street, was a key location during the American Revolutionary War and served as headquarters for George Washington.
GSMT Flag Day Fraunces Tavern, undated
Group shot on the steps of Fraunces Tavern on Flag Day. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States which happened on June 14, 1777. Fraunces Tavern, now a national historic landmark, located at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street, was a key location during the American Revolutionary War and served as headquarters for George Washington.
GSMT Flag Day Fraunces Tavern, undated
Group shot on the steps of Fraunces Tavern on Flag Day. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States which happened on June 14, 1777. Fraunces Tavern, now a national historic landmark, located at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street, was a key location during the American Revolutionary War and served as headquarters for George Washington.
GSMT Flag Day Fraunces Tavern, undated
Group shot on the steps of Fraunces Tavern on Flag Day. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States which happened on June 14, 1777. Fraunces Tavern, now a national historic landmark, located at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street, was a key location during the American Revolutionary War and served as headquarters for George Washington.
GSMT Flag Day Fraunces Tavern, undated
Group shot on the steps of Fraunces Tavern on Flag Day. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States which happened on June 14, 1777. Fraunces Tavern, now a national historic landmark, located at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street, was a key location during the American Revolutionary War and served as headquarters for George Washington.
GSMT Flag Day Fraunces Tavern, undated
Group shot on the steps of Fraunces Tavern on Flag Day. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States which happened on June 14, 1777. Fraunces Tavern, now a national historic landmark, located at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street, was a key location during the American Revolutionary War and served as headquarters for George Washington.
GSMT Flag Day Fraunces Tavern, undated
Group shot on the steps of Fraunces Tavern on Flag Day. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States which happened on June 14, 1777. Fraunces Tavern, now a national historic landmark, located at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street, was a key location during the American Revolutionary War and served as headquarters for George Washington.
GSMT Flag Day Fraunces Tavern, undated
Group shot on the steps of Fraunces Tavern on Flag Day. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States which happened on June 14, 1777. Fraunces Tavern, now a national historic landmark, located at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street, was a key location during the American Revolutionary War and served as headquarters for George Washington.
GSMT Flag Day Parade Group Shot
A group shot of men on Flag Day, holding a flag ahead of the parade. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States which happened on June 14, 1777.
GSMT Founders Day Celebration Program, 1965
Souvenir program for GSMT's Founders Day celebration activities, marking the founding of the society on November 17, 1785. 22 Mechanics and Tradesmen from various trades came together and called themselves 'The General Committee of Mechanics'. The name General Society for Mechanics and Tradesmen was used as early as 1786 and was officially adopted when the Charter was granted in 1790. The celebration was held on November 20, 1965 at Astor Hotel in New York.
GSMT Founders Day Celebration Program, 1980
Souvenir program for GSMT's Founders Day celebration activities, marking the founding of the society on November 17, 1785. 22 Mechanics and Tradesmen from various trades came together and called themselves 'The General Committee of Mechanics'. The name General Society for Mechanics and Tradesmen was used as early as 1786 and was officially adopted when the Charter was granted in 1790. The celebration was held on November 14, 1980 at Terrace on the Park in Queens, New York.
GSMT Founders Day Celebration Program, 1985
Souvenir program for GSMT's Founders Day celebration activities, marking the founding of the society on November 17, 1785. 22 Mechanics and Tradesmen from various trades came together and called themselves 'The General Committee of Mechanics'. The name General Society for Mechanics and Tradesmen was used as early as 1786 and was officially adopted when the Charter was granted in 1790. The celebration was held on November 22, 1985 at Salisbury on the Green, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, Long Island, New York.
GSMT Independence Day Broadside, 1981
Broadside program for GSMT's commemoration of Declaration of Independence held on July 1, 1981.
GSMT Independence Day Broadside, 1982
Broadside program for GSMT's commemoration of Declaration of Independence held on July 7, 1982.
GSMT Independence Day Celebration Broadside, 1994
Broadside program for GSMT's commemoration of Declaration of Independence held on July 6, 1994.
GSMT Independence Day Celebration Musicians, 1981
Photograph of the 'Banjo Aires' band playing at GSMT's Independence Day celebrations.
GSMT Independence Day Celebration Musicians, 1982
Photograph of the 'Banjo Rascals' band playing at GSMT's Independence Day celebrations.
GSMT Independence Day Celebration Program, 1980
Souvenir program for GSMT's Independence Day celebrations, held on July 2, 1980, which included music, readings and a patriotic address.
GSMT Independence Day Celebration Program, 1984
Souvenir program for GSMT's Independence Day celebrations, held on July 2, 1984, which included music, readings and a patriotic address.
GSMT Independence Day Celebration Program, 1993
Souvenir program for GSMT's Independence Day celebrations, held on July 7, 1993, which included music, readings and a patriotic address.
GSMT Independence Day Celebration Program, 1994
Souvenir program for GSMT's Independence Day celebrations, held on July 6, 1994, which included music, readings and a patriotic address.
GSMT Independence Day Celebration Ticket, 1987
Invitation to GSMT's annual celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence held on July 1, 1987.
GSMT Independence Day Celebration Ticket, 1994
Invitation to GSMT's annual celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence held on July 6, 1994.
GSMT Independence Day Invitation, 1981
Invitation to GSMT's annual celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence held on July 1, 1981.
GSMT Independence Day Program, 1913
Souvenir program for GSMT's Independence Day celebrations, which includes a copy of the Declaration of Independence written within the shape of the Liberty Bell.
GSMT Independence Day Program, 1925
Souvenir program for GSMT's Independence Day celebrations, held on July 1, 1925, which included the business meeting of GSMT, music, readings and a patriotic address.
GSMT Independence Day Program, 1926
Souvenir program for GSMT's Independence Day celebrations, held on July 7, 1926, which included the business meeting of GSMT, music, readings and a patriotic address.
GSMT Independence Day Program, 1928
Souvenir program for GSMT's Independence Day celebrations, held on July 11, 1928, which included the business meeting of GSMT, music, readings and a patriotic address.
GSMT Independence Day Program, 1929
Souvenir program for GSMT's Independence Day celebrations, held on July 3, 1929, which included the business meeting of GSMT, music, readings and a patriotic address.
GSMT Independence Day Program, 1931
Souvenir program for GSMT's Independence Day celebrations, held on July 1, 1931, which included the business meeting of GSMT, music, readings and a patriotic address.
GSMT Independence Day Program, 1933
Souvenir program for GSMT's Independence Day celebrations, held on July 5, 1933, which included the business meeting of GSMT, music, readings and a patriotic address.
GSMT Independence Day Program, 1947
Souvenir program for GSMT's Independence Day celebrations, held on July 2, 1947, which included music, readings and a patriotic address.
GSMT Independence Day Program, 1952
Souvenir program for GSMT's Independence Day celebrations, held on July 2, 1952, which included music, readings and a patriotic address.
GSMT Independence Day Program, 1954
Souvenir program for GSMT's Independence Day celebrations, held on July 7, 1954, which included music, readings and a patriotic address.
GSMT Independence Day Program, 1955
Souvenir program for GSMT's Independence Day celebrations, held on July 6, 1955, which included music, readings and a patriotic address.
GSMT Independence Day Program, 1961
Souvenir program for GSMT's Independence Day celebrations, held on July 5, 1961, which included music, readings and a patriotic address.

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