THE MEMORIAL DAY MASSACRE, REPUBLIC STEEL COMPANY STRIKE, CHICAGO, 1937.

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Antonio Frasconi

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The Memorial Day Massacre, Republic Steel Company Strike, Chicago, 1937.

Woodcut and offset lithograph, 1990.
Image size 24 x 24 1/4" (61 x 61.6 cm).
Very good condition.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 94049
Price: $1,200.00
Publisher :
Signed, titled and dated in pencil. From "The Enduring Struggle, Tom Joad's America" by Antonio Frasconi, introduction by Leon F. Litwack, published 1991.

From the colophon "... In my many years of being involved with fine printing, this project has been a most challenging one; the combination of offset lithography and woodcut within the same image, created problems that I could not have solved without the tremendous help of our Master Printer "extraordinaire", Technical Specialist, and Computer Programmer, John Mastracchio, as well as his associates, Cliff Meador and Ilse Schreiber."

The Chicago Police Department shot and killed ten unarmed demonstrators in Chicago, on May 30, 1937. The massacre occurred after US Steel signed a union contract but smaller steel companies like Republic Steel refused to abide by the contract.

Inscribed "2/10."
20th Century Subjects , Historical , Miscellaneous

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