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The microbe of unionism / Ehrhart.

The microbe of unionism / Ehrhart.

 
 
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Illustration shows a vignette cartoon with a "Labor Agitator" sitting in the center with strings attached to marionettes or puppets from all walks of life and social classes; the vignettes around the central figure show these puppets in actual life situations as union leaders and labor agitators. Depicted are a "Walking Delegate" who is "willin' ter arbitrate" with a school principal on behalf of his son, and "The Progressive Prisoner", a "Labor Agitator", an "Infant Class Agitator", and "Madame President" of the "Marriageable Women's Union", as well as "The District President" of the "Cook Ladies' Union", also school-ground bullies who prevent children from getting an education.
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Illus. in: Puck, v. 52, no. 1350 (1903 January 14), centerfold.
Copyright 1903 by Keppler & Schwarzmann.

Alois Senefelder, the inventor of lithography, introduced the subject of colored lithography in 1818. Printers in other countries, such as France and England, were also started producing color prints. The first American chromolithograph—a portrait of Reverend F. W. P. Greenwood—was created by William Sharp in 1840. Chromolithographs became so popular in American culture that the era has been labeled as "chromo civilization". During the Victorian times, chromolithographs populated children's and fine arts publications, as well as advertising art, in trade cards, labels, and posters. They were also used for advertisements, popular prints, and medical or scientific books.

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01/01/1903
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Ehrhart, S. D. (Samuel D.), approximately 1862-1937, artist
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Library of Congress
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