ILGWU. International Ladies Garment Workers Union. Illustrated. 23rd Convention. May 1937. Atlantic City, N. J. [Cover title].
[New York]: Printed by ABCO Press, 1937. 15" x 12". Unpaginated, but approx. 70 pp. Maroon wrappers with black comb binding, illustrated throughout from photographs and political cartoons in b/w and some yellow. Wrappers worn to extremities and lightly creased, with front wrapper slightly split at joint end; upper corner bumped; toning and light soiling to endpapers. About Very Good.
An illustrated history of the ILGWU from its founding in 1900 to the present, stressing the national and international reach of the organization, its welcoming of all regardless of race or creed, its achievements in wages and working conditions, its strong and fit workers, and its place of importance in the then over 2 billion dollar a year women's clothing industry. Includes images of New York slums, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire and its victims, union-busting efforts, pro- and anti-union political cartoons, women strikers, garment workers (mostly women) at work and at play, the Puerto Rican branch of the union, etc.
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