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Garment workers rehearse a chorus for ILGWU's own theater, Labor Stage

Garment workers rehearse a chorus for ILGWU's own theater, Labor Stage

Caption Reads: Garment workers of 1938, no longer sodden machine-serfs, link their past and their present in this picture as they rehearse a chorus in the I.L.G.W.U.'s own theater, Labor Stage, before a photo-mural depicting the hero-leaders of union history. I.L.G.W.U.'s extracurricular program got national attention last winter when its still current revue Pins and Needles, performed entirely by members, became a major hit of the Broadway season. A good-natured satire on capitalism, the show has netted a neat capitalistic profit of $35,000.
Photograph by Hansel Mieth in "ILGWU: A Great and Good Union Points the Way for America's Labor Movement," LIFE Magazine, August 1, 1938, 45.
Rights: 
JWA use only on jwa.org
Institution: 
The Picture Collection Inc.
Owner: 
The Picture Collection Inc.

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Description: 
A black and white photograph of Garment workers rehearsing a chorus for ILGWU's own theater, Labor Stage.
Date / time: 
August 1, 1938
Extent number: 
1
Extent type: 
(pages)
Author(s): 
Mieth, Hansel
Publisher: 
LIFE Magazine
Pages: 
45
Publication: 
LIFE Magazine
Date published: 
August 1, 1938

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Garment workers rehearse a chorus for ILGWU's own theater, Labor Stage." (Viewed on April 19, 2014) <http://jwa.org/media/garment-workers-rehearse-chorus-for-ilgwus-own-theater-labor-stage>.