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004lab: 1885 Puck Union Boycott Cartoon. Shows worker admonished to boycott goods and services he could hardly afford to patronize. Original hand colored engraving from Puck front page, 1885. 10x15 in. $50



006lab: 1885 Puck Strike cartoon. "It Works Both Ways." Front page Puck, 1885, hand colored antique view showing the club of unions can cause idleness for both manufacturer and workers. 10x13 in. $50


007lab: 1879 "The Winter Spectre." This rare double page Puck from a German publication is a sarcastic cartoon depicting the overcharging for plumbing work during the winter.  20x13.5 in. $150


100lab: 1886 Labor: Violent East St. Louis Strike. Engraved scene from Harper's Weekly, titled "The Strike at East St. Louis: Firing Into the Crowd." Shows a crowd of laborers being fired upon by armed men. The top left and right corners of the margin have been torn off of this print, but the image is completely intact. The missing corners could easily be covered by matting and framing. 16x22 in. $50



101lab: 1874 Labor: Coal Miners Strike. Hand colored engraving from Harper's Weekly, titled "The Strike in the Coal Mines: Meeting of Molly McGuire's Men." A group of miners is shown near a mine entrance, listening to a labor organizer who is talking with them about the strike. 11x16 in. $50




200lab: 1888: Female Slaves in New York Sweatshop. This wood-engraved print is from the Nov. 3, 1888 issue of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. The print is titled "The Female Slaves of New York--"Sweaters" and their Victims." The term "sweater" refers to the man who ran the sweatshop. There are three scenes on this print, each with its own caption: 1) "Scene in a "sweater's" factory" (shows a man threatening a young woman who is seated at a sewing machine); 2) "The End" (shows a young woman lying dead in her rat-infested apartment); and 3) "Scene at the Grand Street Ferry" (shows women walking off of the ferry, carrying large bundles). This print is in good condition. There is a horizontal crease in the bottom portion, but it is hardly noticeable.  11x16 in. $30


 
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