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Leonora O'Reilly

ID Number: 1344
Maker: Maria Hollenbach; Organization for Equal Education of the Sexes, Inc.; TABS: Aids for ending Sexism in Schools
Technique: offset
Date Made: 1986
Place Made: North America: United States; New York, Brooklyn
Measurements: 28 cm x 43 cm; 11 in x 16 15/16 in
Main Subject: Labor; Women
Materials: paper (fiber product); wrapped, corners
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Feb. 16, 1870-Apr. 3, 1927 Leonora O'Reilly National Women's Trade Union Leader National Women's Trade Union League The Eight Hour Day. A Living Wage. To Guard The Home. 1903 Leonora O'Reilly, seated at right, working in the headquarters of the Women's Trade Union League of New York during the historic shirtwaist workers' strike, January 1910. In the filthy, dangerous sweatshops and factories of the early 1900s, women toiled 60 to 70 hours for a few dollars per week, often only one-third the pay men received for similar work. The National Women's Trade Union League organized women to fight for better working conditions and higher wages. TABS


Acquisition Number: 1992-102

Copyright Status:
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