Cartoon art

Item no. 30122
circa 1940s
Occupation: Public employees
Collection: Wagner Labor Archives

"Heroes in Dungarees," National Maritime Union.

The NMU published this colorful comic casting merchant seamen in the role of superheroes in the war effort during World War II. Read the comic in Sailor Stories, Sailor Songs, the last of a series of exhibits celebrating the founding of the National Maritime Union and its extraordinary battle to break the color line on US ships in the 1930s.

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