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VCU_M 23 Box 3 Seibel Working Woman Cartoon no 1503 date 1922 crop rsz.jpg
Editorial cartoon created by Fred O. Seibel in 1922, and published in the Knickerbocker Press. [Image Description: A smiling woman sits at her office  typewriter, grateful that she is not doing manual labor on the farm.]

VCU_M 9 Box 37 Girls Home 502 W Clay Street p1 rsz.jpg
This informational brochure describes "interesting facts about the object, origin and progress" of a working-girls' home for self-supporting African American women in Richmond, Va. The project, described as a technical training school, was…

VMHC_VLF Badge.2002.148.6 rsz.jpg
Virginia Federation of Labor delegate's convention badge. Delegates represented local unions at the state gathering. The Virginia Federation of Labor was aligned with the American Federation of Labor, the powerful organization of unions led by…

Simmons_History of Trade Unionism among Women in Boston_WTUL_001 crop rsz.jpg
A brief historical overview of the relationship between unionism and working women in Boston. This approach attempts to identify the causes for the wage and employment disparities of working women in comparison to working men, and therefore…

VCU_NC 1300_C37 v3 n4 Happy Childhood Days p239 rsz.jpg
Two editorial cartoons dealing with child labor republished in Cartoons Magazine, vol. 3, no. 4 (April 1913), p. 239.At top: A cartoon by F. T. Richards, originally published in the Philadelphia North American. Wearing a top hat with ribbons and…

VCU_Interracial News Service v9 n4 June 1938 p1 rsz.jpg
A news digest published by the Department of Race Relations, Federal Council of Churches, New York, NY.The Federal Council of Churches was an ecumenical association of Protestant denominations in the United States founded in Philadelphia in 1908. It…

VCU_Interracial News Service v10 n1 Jan 1939 p1 rsz.jpg
A news digest published by the Department of Race Relations, Federal Council of Churches, New York, NY. The Federal Council of Churches was an ecumenical association of Protestant denominations in the United States founded in Philadelphia in 1908. It…

VCU_Interracial New Service v9 no5 Feb 1938 p1 rsz.jpg
A news digest published by the Department of Race Relations, Federal Council of Churches, New York, NY. The Federal Council of Churches was an ecumenical association of Protestant denominations in the United States founded in Philadelphia in 1908. It…

VCU_Interracial News Service v9 n2 Feb 1938 p1 rsz.jpg
A news digest published by the Department of Race Relations, Federal Council of Churches, New York, NY. The Federal Council of Churches was an ecumenical association of Protestant denominations in the United States founded in Philadelphia in 1908.…

Austin Sem_Southern Frontier v1 n8 p1 rsz.jpg
Published by Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC), The Southern Frontier was a monthly newsletter, first issued in January, 1940. Aiming to share the stories overlooked by traditional newspapers, the newsletter published stories of social…

Austin Sem_Southern Frontier v1 n6 p1 rsz.jpg
Published by Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC), The Southern Frontier was a monthly newsletter, first issued in January, 1940. Aiming to share the stories overlooked by traditional newspapers, the newsletter published stories of social…

Tulane Univ_Lorena Weeks with typewriter.jpg
Lorena Weeks had worked as a Southern Bell telephone operator for many years when she was denied a higher paying position as a company switchman on the basis that the job was only open to men, citing a Georgia state rule that women employees could…

UPSEM_NCLC_Child Labor in Virginia No 171_cover 068 rsz.jpg
Pamphlet by Alexander Jeffrey McKelway, Secretary for the Southern States, National Child Labor Committee. With photographs by Lewis W. Hine, staff photographer for the NCLC. Lewis Hine made a photographic investigation of child labor in Virginia in…

Baylor_Poage_Box 241 f 13_Use of Mexican Workers Does Not Depress Farm Wages p1 rsz.jpg
This article compares the hourly wages of farm workers state-by-state, along with the number of Mexican workers employed in 1962. The document's author states, "The current average hhourly farm wage of the 21 States in which Mexican workers were used…

VCU_M391 b6_American Student Union pamphlet rsz.jpg
Pamphlet published by the American Student Union, a national left-wing organization of college students active in the 1930s. The group consisted of both communists and socialists, who argued over the group's stance on pacificism in the face of…

Union PSem_March on Washington Tri-fold flyer outside_MarchWash006 rsz.jpg
Tri-fold flyer encouraging all Americans to join the March on Washington which would take place on Wednesday, August 28, 1963. Text on front page:"The time is NOW for all Americans Black and White to join the March on Washington for Jobs and…

Union PSem_Flyer March on Washington005 rsz.jpg
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place on 28 August 1963.  An estimated 250,000 people attended the massive, peaceful rally, while many more watched the dramatic events live on television.This flyer reads:"An Appeal to You…

American Labor Mus_Cold hungry strikers Passaic 1926.jpg
Passaic strikers men, women, and children take a break from the cold to get a beverage. This event took place during the Passaic Textile Strike, 1926.Dated March 4, 1926.

American Labor Mus_Child strikers Passaic 1926 rsz.jpg
Children of Forstmann Huffman employees participate in strike. They hold signs reading "WE WANT MORE FOOD AND MORE CLOTHES" and "WE ARE STRIKERS CHILDREN  WE NEED MORE FOOD" Image dated March 8, 1926.

American Labor Mus_Speech In Park rsz.jpg
Boys and girls in Belmont Park, Garfield, N.J. the day after police had dispersed their parade. Mrs H. Zeitkowsky is speaking. The girl sitting near the speaker is Miriam Silberfarb, leader with the striker children.This event took place during the…

American Labor Mus_Police resistance_Martin Winkler rsz.jpg
Martin Winkler of Garfield, New Jersey is arrested for resistance, after which he received a 10 day prison sentence.This event took place during the Passaic Textile Strike, 1926.

American Labor Mus_Labor Meeting_woman with gas mask rsz.jpg
A woman holds a gas mask at a labor meeting.

American Labor Mus_Strikers relief store no 3 rsz.jpg
People stand in the doorway of the Textile Strikers General Relief Store No. 3. This store was run by the International Workers Aid.

American Labor Mus_Striker General Relief No 2 rsz.jpg
Textile strikers with their children in front of them stand in the doorway of a General Relief store. This was one of the strike relief centers run by International Worker's Aid. 

American Labor Mus_Marching through snow and sleet rsz.jpg
Strikers march through snow during the Passaic Textile Strike, 1926. One woman blows a horn. Two signs are partially visible:"A Mill-Worker's Sunday Socks. One Pair A Year...""Things That Cause StrikesEmpty Milk BottlesWe Want More Milk For…
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