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Small Garment Factory circa 1910

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A small garment factory, circa 1910.
Courtesy of ILGWU Archives, Kheel Center, Cornell University
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A small garment factory, circa 1910.
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A Sweatshop circa 1900

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A dark, cramped sweatshop, circa 1900.
ACWA Archives, Kheel Center, Cornell University
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A dark, cramped sweatshop, circa 1900.
ACWA Archives, Kheel Center, Cornell University

Sweatshop circa 1900

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A dark, cramped sweatshop, circa 1900.
ACWA Archives, Kheel Center, Cornell University
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ACWA Archives, Kheel Center, Cornell University
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ACWA Archives, Kheel Center, Cornell University
A dark, cramped sweatshop, circa 1900.
ACWA Archives, Kheel Center, Cornell University

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Rose Pesotta, 1965

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Rose Pesotta addresses the floor at the 1965 ILGWU convention, December 15, 1965.
Institution: Kheel Center, Cornell University
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Rose Pesotta addresses the floor at the 1965 ILGWU convention, December 15, 1965.
Institution: Kheel Center, Cornell University

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"The Return from Toil," July 1913

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"The Return from Toil," drawing by John Sloan, published in The Masses, July 1913.
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"The Return from Toil," drawing by John Sloan, published in The Masses, July 1913.
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"Mayn Rue Plats" Performed by the Yiddish Community Chorus of Boston Workmen's Circle

"Mayn Rue Platz (My Resting Place)," on A Besere Velt (A Better World). Performed by The Yiddish Community Chorus of Boston Workmen's Circle. Words and Music by Morris Rosenfeld. Arr. By Mark Zuckerman. Adapted by Lisa Gallatin.
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Gallatin, Lisa
"Mayn Rue Platz (My Resting Place)," on A Besere Velt (A Better World). Performed by The Yiddish Community Chorus of Boston Workmen's Circle. Words and Music by Morris Rosenfeld. Arr. By Mark Zuckerman. Adapted by Lisa Gallatin.

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International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union Social Psychology Lecture, 1926

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International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union discussion on social psychology, ILGWU Unity House, Forest Park, PA, 1926. Institution: ILGWU Archives, Kheel Center, Cornell University
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International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union discussion on social psychology, ILGWU Unity House, Forest Park, PA, 1926. Institution: ILGWU Archives, Kheel Center, Cornell University

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Garment Workers Rehearse a Chorus for ILGWU's Theater, Labor Stage

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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.
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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.

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Garment Workers Eating Together Before Union-Sponsored Class

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he class which Yetta attends once a week... starts at 6:30 in the evening. Since Yetta quits work at 5:30, she cannot get home for dinner. So the union provides a free buffet of sandwiches, coffee, cake. Here she sits with others of her class in a small classroom talking and finishing her coffee. When they have all finished, they will go to the next room where the union, having given them food for their stomachs, will give food for their eager minds.

Photograph by Hansel Mieth in "ILGWU: A Great and Good Union Points the Way for America's Labor Movement," LIFE Magazine, August 1, 1938, 47.

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he class which Yetta attends once a week... starts at 6:30 in the evening. Since Yetta quits work at 5:30, she cannot get home for dinner. So the union provides a free buffet of sandwiches, coffee, cake. Here she sits with others of her class in a small classroom talking and finishing her coffee. When they have all finished, they will go to the next room where the union, having given them food for their stomachs, will give food for their eager minds.

Photograph by Hansel Mieth in "ILGWU: A Great and Good Union Points the Way for America's Labor Movement," LIFE Magazine, August 1, 1938, 47.

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Documentary "Gloria: In Her Own Words" premieres on HBO

August 15, 2011

The documentary Gloria: In Her Own Words, telling the story of the women’s movement as seen through the eyes of Gloria Steinem, premiered on HBO.

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