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Images of Labor Poster Collection

Identifier: PICT-2000-007

Scope and Content

This collection contains 10 posters showcasing original art based on quotations about labor themes. The quotations date from the mid-nineteenth century until the 1990s, and are from a variety of sources. The posters were designed for an exhibition by 1199's Bread and Roses Cultural Project. The artists are John Collier (based on quotation by Carl Sandburg), Edward Sorel (George Baer), Milton Glaser (Nicola Sacco), Audrey Flack (Sojourner Truth), Miriam Wosk (Roberto Acuna), May Stevens (Lucy Parsons), Sue Coe (a sit-down striker), Jacob Lawrence (SEIU Local 535), Marshall Arisman (A. Philip Randolph), and Anita Siegel (Eugene V. Debs). The posters depict workers, union meetings, labor leaders, agricultural and industrial equipment and products, and images of oppression and poverty.

An accompanying book, Images of Labor, edited by Moe Foner (New York: Pilgrim Press, 1981) is available in the University of New Mexico University Libraries.


  • 1994

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Duplication of print and photographic material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for copyright compliance. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.


10 items (1 folder) : 10 posters

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This collections contains 10 posters showcasing original art based on quotations about labor themes.

Physical Location

B2. Filed in large drawers by Pictorial Number.
Finding Aid of the Images of Labor Poster Collection, 1994
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Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131