Starting in the 1890s and early 1900s, Schiff worked to clean up municipal government and unseat the Tammany machine. To achieve these objectives, he sat on numerous committees, participated in a variety of political efforts, and provided advice and funding to anti-corruption city mayors, including Mayor William Gaynor. This photograph was taken on September 3, 1913, on the steps of New York’s City Hall, where Gaynor announced his bid for re-election. Schiff stands next to him.
Schiff, Jacob and William Gaynor, 1913r2WPadmin2018-08-07T23:10:22+00:00