Italian Coat Tailors Local 142, Brooklyn, ACWA

Elaborately worked faded red silk with light gold lettering, borders, fringe and tassels. This banner is one of the most finely stitched and carefully worked of the collection. The central logo is decorated above with a design element shaped like a lyre, with an arc of spools of thread; below are laurel branches. The lettering reads: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, ACW of A, Affiliated with A.F. of L.

silk, cotton and synthetic
45″ x 29″
circa 1930s–1940s

Kheel Center, Cornell University