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The shoemaker's strike in Lynn, Mass.

The shoemaker's strike in Lynn, Mass. Procession ... of eight hundred women operatives ... followed by four thousand workmen ... Mar. 7, 1860. Wood engraving in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Mar. 17, 1860.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-8384

New England factory life

New England factory life. Bell time. Wood engraving in Harper's Weekly, July 25, 1868, after Winslow Homer.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-5292

The labor exchange

The labor exchange. Emigrants on the Battery in front of Castle Garden New York. Wood engraving in Harper's Weekly, Aug. 15, 1868, after Stanley Fox.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ61-367

The labor exchange

The labor exchange. Emigrants on the Battery in front of Castle Garden, New York. Wood engraving in Harper's Weekly, Aug. 15, 1868, after Stanley Fox.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ61-366

American Order of United Mechanics

American Order of United Mechanics. Lithograph by Strobridge & Co., 1870.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-04167 (digital file from original print)

National eight hour law

National eight hour law. (Inset-Mare Island Navy Yard, California). Lithograph by Britton & Rey, 1870.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-00314 (digital file from original print)

New York City. The eight-hour movement

New York City. The eight-hour movement. A group of working men on a strike in one of the uptown wards. Reproduction in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, June 8, 1872, of pen & ink drawing by Matt Morgan.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2026

The strike in the coal mines

The strike in the coal mines. Meeting of "Molly M'Guire" men. Wood engraving in Harper's Weekly, Jan. 31, 1874, after Frenzeny & Tavernier.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2016

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. (Certificate of membership). Lithograph by Ferdinand Mayer, 1877.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-02133 (digital file from original print)

Our brotherhood [of Locomotive Firemen]

Our brotherhood [of Locomotive Firemen]. Official chart adopted by the Buffalo convention, 1878. (Certificate of membership). Lithograph by Hammerstein Bros. & Co., 1879.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-3655

Triumph of labor

Triumph of labor. Lithograph by Joseph Roos & Co., 1878.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-5811

The parade of the New York freight handlers

The parade of the New York freight handlers. Reproduction in Harper's Weekly, July 8, 1882, of pen & ink drawing by C. D. Weldon.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-5772

A scene in West St. Arrival of emigrants from Castle Garden to take the places of the strikers

A scene in West St. Arrival of emigrants from Castle Garden to take the places of the strikers. Wood engraving in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, July 8, 1882.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2107

The strike

The strike. Wood engraving in Harper's Weekly, May 1, 1886, after Robert Koehler.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-7068

The Anarchist (Haymarket) riot

The Anarchist (Haymarket) riot: A dynamite bomb exploding among the police. Wood engraving in Harper's Weekly, May 15, 1886, after H. Jeanneret.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-796

Founders of the Knights of Labor

Founders of the Knights of Labor. Lithograph by H. J. Skeffington, 1886.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-3930

Virginia. Tenth annual convention of the Knights of Labor at Richmond

Virginia. Tenth annual convention of the Knights of Labor at Richmond. Frank J. Farrell, colored delegate ... introducing General Master Workman Powderly to the Convention. Wood engraving in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Oct. 16, 1886, after Joseph Becker.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2166

The tyranny of the walking delegate

The tyranny of the walking delegate. Ordering workmen to "go on strike". Wood engraving in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Sept. 21, 1889, after J. Durkin.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2149

Ancient Order of United Workmen

Ancient Order of United Workmen. (Inset portrait of John J. Upchurch). Lithograph by Harrison & Smith, 1892.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-01467 (digital file from original print)

Great battle of Homestead

Great battle of Homestead. Defeat and capture of the Pinkerton invaders, July 6th, 1892. Lithograph by Kurz & Allison.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-01911 (digital file from original print)

The Homestead riot

The Homestead riot. The Pinkerton men leaving the barges after the surrender. Wood engraving in Harper's Weekly, July 16, 1892, after Dabbs.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-798

The great railway strikes

The great railway strikes. The first meat train leaving the Chicago stock-yards under escort of United States Cavalry, July 10, 1894. Reproduction in Harper's Weekly, July 28, 1894. of drawing by G. W. Peters after G. A. Coffin.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-3526

Concord school house

Concord school house. Birthplace of the Jr. O.U.A.M. Lithograph by Craig, Finley & Co., 1895.
Reproduction number:
LC-DIG-pga-03620 (digital file from original print)

United Mine Workers of America

United Mine Workers of America. (Certificate of membership, with nine scenes of work in the mines). Lithograph by Kurz & Allison, 1899.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-01953 (digital file from original print)

 

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