A multitude in front of the Puerto Rican Merchants Association

Justo A. Martí Photographic Collection, 1948-1985

Family receiving assistance from Puerto Rican Merchants' Association, New York, NY. The Puerto Rican Merchants' Association worked to improve the lives of families in the community in a number of ways. The Puerto Rican Merchants' Association, founded by Clemente Soto Velez, opened its office on Sutter Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. The organization was established to assist business owners and communities protect their entreprenuerial rights, as well as providing goods and services to needy families. Written on sign on wall: "Puerto Rican Merchants Association/ La campana pro ayuda a las familias necesitadas" ("Puerto Rican Merchants Association/ Needy Family Assistance Campaign").


Date
1960, Date accepted
Creator
Justo A. Martí
Document Type
Photograph: b & w photographs
Identifier
JAMa_b79_f01_0004
Related Keywords
Community-based organizations, Leaders
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Puerto Rican Merchants Association
Related Places
The Bronx (is referenced), Brooklyn (is referenced)
Citation
Justo A. Martí Photographic Collection, 1948-1985. A multitude in front of the Puerto Rican Merchants Association: JAMa_b79_f01_0004. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 15 Sep 2019.
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