A pioneer organizer of the Office Worker's Union exhorts a crowd of sympathizers

Carl Mydans' relationship with TIME Inc. began by capturing pictures similar to this one. During his lunch hour, he had photographed a man by the name of Eugene Daniell who was talking to a small crowd as he stood on a soapbox on Wall Street. In this photograph, a woman appeals to the crowd during a noontime rally. A few years prior to this image, office workers had won legal protection for their right to assemble. Despite the crippling effects of the Great Depression on the common working man, the thirties saw dramatic growth in the labor movement.
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Date made
Mydans, Carl
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 20 in x 30 in; 50.8 cm x 76.2 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York City
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Carl Mydans
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Carl Mydans
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Mydans, Carl. Carl Mydans, Photojournalist

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