Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Days past

(It's Labor Day today in the United States. To mark this annual end-of-summer homage to workingfolk, IntLawGrrls offers photos of Labor Days past in Chicago, from the archives of the defunct Chicago Daily News, online courtesy of the Library of Congress.)


Members of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America take part in the 1915 parade, in which 10,000 marched. (photo credit)

1915: Josephine Altgeld Fredricks unveils a statue of her uncle, the late Governor John P. Altgeld, who lost re-election on account of his 1893 pardon of defendants in the Haymarket case, stemming from a police death when a bomb was thrown at a labor rally. (photo credit)








Straightforward message about solidarity, 1904 parade (photo credit)





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