The Old Print Shop

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

  • ARTIST: Antonio Frasconi

  • MEDIUM: Woodcut and offset lithograph,

    DATE: 1990.

  • EDITION SIZE: Edition 10. Image size 24 x 24 1/4" (61 x 61.6 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: From "The Enduring Struggle, Tom Joad's America" by Antonio Frasconi, with 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 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. <br><br>

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed "2/10."

  • CONDITION: Very good condition.