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American Labor Mus_Washroom and Kitchen rsz.jpg
A small room containing a toilet, stove, and washbasin. Photograph taken in Passaic County, New Jersey.

American Labor Mus_Police and female striker crop rsz.jpg
Police with clubs restrain a female striker, Passaic County, New Jersey. 

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.

M 86 Box 1 Pan American COnference of Women MD p1 rsz.jpg
Pamphlet describing the events of the Third Annual Convention of the National League of Women Voters and to the Pan-American Conference of Women held at Hotel Belvedere, Baltimore, Maryland, from April 24th to 29th, 1922. This convention discussed…

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…

American Labor Mus_Silk Dye Workers Nancy Sandusky rsz.jpg
Silk dye workers just before arrest. Nancy Sandowsky at center.

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…

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…

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…

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

M 9 Box 98 Labor Laws in War Time_AALL Special Bulletin_p1 rsz.jpg
Publication discussing the importance of protections for the civilian labor force during wartime. Discusses efficiencey Includes concerns for safety, sanitation, hours, wages, child labor, woman's work, social insurance, labor market 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 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.…

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_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_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…

American Labor Mus_A family meal 1926 rsz.jpg
Four children and a woman share a meal

VCU_M 9 Box 104 Eight and one half million women workers_NWTUL rsz.jpg
Pamphlet promoting the work of the National Women's Trade Union League of America. The NWTULA advocates for better working conditions, hours, and wages for women and girls.Cover illustration of a young female factory worker. Her apron and the smoke…

American Labor Mus_Drenching strikers rsz.jpg
Police use firehoses against a group of advancing textile strikers, Passaic County, New Jersey.

M 86 Box 1 Do You Know Where Your Clothes Are Washed cover038 rsz.jpg
Do You Know Where Your Clothes Are Washed? A Bulletin on Laundry Conditions in New York City. Issued by The Consumers' League of the City of New York. This bulletin addresses the physical conditions, hours, and wages of laundries in New York…

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.

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…
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