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General Strike is Declared Today!

General Strike is Declared Today!

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Description
A poster directed to all "Ladies Underwear, Negligee, Brassier, and Children's Underewar Workers" that a general strike began on September 12, 1933.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Poster
date made
1933
associated date
September 12, 1933
affiliated union
Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees
maker
American Federation of Labor
place made
United States: New York, New York City
made at
United States: New York, New York City
Measurements
overall: 17 in x 11 in; 43.18 cm x 27.94 cm
ID Number
1986.0710.0047
accession number
1986.0710
catalog number
1986.0710.47
Credit Line
International Ladies Garment Workers Union
subject
Strikes and Boycotts
labor issues
Labor Unions
Textile Processing and Production
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Political and Military History: Political History, Labor History Collection
Princeton Posters
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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