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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. Mounted and identified as no. 1503.Image Description: A smiling woman sits at her office  typewriter, grateful that she is not doing manual labor on the…

Baylor Univ Libraries_AFL song.jpg
Illustrated title page in blue, white and black with the seal of the American Federation of Labor and 4 small scenes of a printer, machinist, construction worker and miner. At top of page: "Dedicated to Mr. Samuel Gompers." Seal at center shows the…

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HD 6250_U3A5 1920 An Amendment to the Constitution is Needed p1 rsz.jpg
Pamphlet advocating for the Child Labor Amendment, passed in 1924, but never ratified.Cover cartoon by Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper cartoonist John T. McCutcheon. Text from back of pamphlet: A federal minimum will give to American Children…

Association Monthly Feb 1918 rsz.jpg
Monthly publication of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) Cover illustration by W. T. Benda (Władysław Teodor Benda).Two-page photo spread, "Her New Job -- 'Is It Nothing to You?'" shows women supporting the war effort by entering the…

M9 Box 229 Womans Journal and Suffrage News Oct 23 1915_Fredrikke S Palmer cartoon rsz.jpg
Political cartoon against the rejection of a bill to limit the number of hours per week women were legally permitted to work in canneries in the state of New York. Cartoon by Fredrikke S. Palmer shows Greed who has tied a heavy burden to a fallen…

M 86 Box 1 Industrial Evils p1 rsz.jpg
Title printed across interior pages, "A Resume of the Work of the Consumers' League of the City of New York from January 1, 1914 to October 1, 1914"A pamphlet detailing the work and investigatory and legislative impact of the Consumers' League of the…

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…

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_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.

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

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_A family meal 1926 rsz.jpg
Four children and a woman share a meal

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…

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 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 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 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 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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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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