Birth of the AFL

Birth of the AFL

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The American Federation of Labor is a conglomeration of several craft unions that were dissastisfied with the Knights of Labor. The AFL was founded in Columbus, OH in December 1886. The first president of the AFL was Samuel Gompers of the Cigar Makers International Union.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Poster
date made
1962
associated date
1882
affiliated union
United Auto Workers
referenced
American Federation of Labor
maker
United Auto Workers
place made
United States: Michigan, Detroit
Associated Place
United States: Michigan, Detroit
Measurements
overall: 22 in x 19 in; 55.88 cm x 48.26 cm
ID Number
1988.0701.10
catalog number
1988.0701.10
accession number
1988.0701
Credit Line
Smithsonian
subject
labor issues
Labor Unions
Workers
Labor Day
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Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection
Princeton Posters
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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