The unpaginated (68 pp.) program from the 23rd convention of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, edited by Max D. Danish and designed by Edmund Marien, describing the history and victories of the union, the history of women's fashion and the clothing industry, protests and strikes, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, the worldwide labor movement, sports uniforms, theater costumes, and other related activities and issues. Profusely illustrated throughout from black and white photographs and color illustrations. Folio. Original plastic spiral-bound maroon cardstock wrpps., some minor chipping to lower right corner of front cover, minor abrasions and creasing especially to extremities. New York (ABCO Press/ILGWU) 1937.
The first page of the program reads, "This pictorial story of the ILGWU, though far from complete and adequate, is the story of the hundreds of thousands of workers who make the clothes worn by the women of America. From its beginning, fifty years ago, the story of the women's garment workers moves amid scenes of struggle and sacrifice, of persistent devotion to ideals despite repeated setbacks. A quarter of a century ago, the first revolt against the sweatshop flamed up among tens of thousands of cloakmakers, dressmakers and white goods workers. Since then we have kept constantly advancing, halted at times by adversity, but with our eyes always forward to the sun. Despite our modest beginnings and limitations, we have made our contribution to American life...Our International Union has a rich and inspiring heritage of courage, idealism and vision. It was built on the self-denial of multitudes of workers. It offers equality to all races and creeds. We fight today for social and economic justice and human rights; our ultimate objective is the building of a happier world for all mankind." Scarce institutionally. Book ID: 49045