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Arrested Shirtwaist Strikers

Arrested Shirtwaist Strikers

International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union Archives, Kheel Center, Cornell University.
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JWA use only on jwa.org
Submitter: 
Morley, Barb
Institution: 
Kheel Center, Cornell University
Description: 
Many arrested shirtwaist strikers were brought to Jefferson Market Courthouse, tried, and given harsh sentences. These women, arrested on the picket lines c. 1910, were sent to Blackwell’s Island (presently Roosevelt Island) to serve out their sentence. In this photograph, they proudly wear signs reading "Workhouse Prisoner."

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Arrested Shirtwaist Strikers." (Viewed on April 24, 2014) <http://jwa.org/media/arrested-shirtwaist-strikers>.