The Old Print Shop

Textile Strikes! From Gastonia, 1929 to J. P. Stevens, 1980.

  • ARTIST: Antonio Frasconi

  • MEDIUM: Woodcut and offset lithograph,

    DATE: 1991.

  • EDITION SIZE: Edition 10. Image size 24 x 28" (61 x 68.6 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. From "The Enduring Struggle, Tom Joad's America" by Antonio Frasconi an introduction by Leon F. Litwack and published in 1991. <BR><BR> 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."<BR><BR> The Loray Mill in Gastonia, North Carolina was a notable strike from 1929. The workers did not get their goals of better working conditions and higher wages, however, it caused controversy with the public and politicians giving a greater rise to the Labor Movement. <br><br>

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Inscribed "2/10."

  • CONDITION: Very good condition.