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Title Sinatra photo: Frank Sinatra addressing 2300 boys at Benjamin Franklin H.S., N.Y., about racial prejudice, Oct. 23, 1945.
Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2014.068.1303
Collection Sinatra-ana
Credit Gift of Patricia Samperi and Family.
Description Sinatra photo: Frank Sinatra addressing 2300 boys at Benjamin Franklin High School, New York, about racial prejudice, Oct. 23, 1945.

Subject(s): Frank Sinatra / others not identified
Location: New York City
Date: Oct. 23, 1945.
Inkstamp "Received" date (on back): Oct. 24, 1945

Type: original press photograph
Print: black-and-white; 7" x 9" wide.
Source (agency, studio or press service): Acme Newspictures
Captioned: yes - typewritten slug attached.
Source: see notes.

interior / school / students / riot / fights / bias /
Photographer Acme Newspictures
Place New York City
Date 1945
Year Range from 1945
Year Range to 1945
People Sinatra, Frank
Search Terms Frank Sinatra
Notes ====
Source: Paul Samperi Papers. Samperi was a member of the family that owned and operated the Union Club, 600 Hudson St., Hoboken, for nearly 40 years with his role as a manager starting in the 1940s. Sinatra performed at that venue several times before becoming a star and returned for an event in the early years of his rise to fame.

This photo is from a group of original 1943 to 1952 publicity or press photos that Samperi saved among the many files from the Union Club. It is unknown how he came to collect the photos. There are dated "received" inkstamps on the reverse of most in this group, but of varying formats and styles. Whether they represent his markings or another owner is unknown. It is possible that the Union Club was on a distribution list for news agencies, press representatives, etc.
Orig/copy Original
Caption image
Imagefile 357\20140681303.TIF
Classification Music
Social & Personal Activity
Racism & Bias