Item no. 28565
New York
Occupation: Manufacturing: garment
144x86cm (57x34in)
Collection: Cornell University Kheel Center

"Knee Pants Makers Union Local 19, ACWA"

This banner is part of the exhibit We Love A Parade, Union Banners Then and Now, featuring four 19th century banners, and twenty seven banners from the garment industry in New York City in the twentieth century.

The American labor banner -- a significant symbol of labor solidarity and strength -- has been the communications method of choice for labor unions since its inception. The Knee Pants Makers Local 19 banner shown here dates from the early 1930's.

Visit the LaborArts exhibit We Love A Parade to see all the union banners currently on display

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