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Background imageWorking Class Collection: The Devils Acre - Westminster, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré

The Devils Acre - Westminster, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré
The Devils Acre-Westminster, 1872. Devils Acre, a Victorian slum near Westminster Abbey had a high rate of mortality from diseases such as typhoid. From, " LONDON

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Our Village, c1890, (1936). Creator: Hubert von Herkomer

Our Village, c1890, (1936). Creator: Hubert von Herkomer
Our Village, c1890, (1936). Village scene by Sir Hubert von Herkomer. (1849-1914). Oil on canvas. From " Bibbys Annual 1936", edited by Joseph Bibby. [J. Bibby & Sons, Ltd. Liverpool, 1936]

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Limehouse Dock, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré

Limehouse Dock, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré
Limehouse Dock, 1872. Limehouse Dock in Tower Hamlets used by seagoing vessels to offload cargo to canal barges, for onward transport along the Regents Canal. From, " LONDON

Background imageWorking Class Collection: W.D. Haywood leads Lowell strike parade, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

W.D. Haywood leads Lowell strike parade, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
W.D. Haywood leads Lowell strike parade, 1912. Shows William Dudley (Big Bill) Haywood, an American labor movement leader, marching with strikers in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Pennsylvania coal strike - in Atlantic camp showing guns of deputies, between c1910 and c1915

Pennsylvania coal strike - in Atlantic camp showing guns of deputies, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: In Superior Camp - Mine strike, Pennsylvania, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

In Superior Camp - Mine strike, Pennsylvania, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
In Superior Camp - Mine strike, Pennsylvania, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: London Strike. Police escort for one van., between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

London Strike. Police escort for one van., between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
London Strike. Police escort for one van., between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Thanksgiving Maskers scramble for pennies, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Thanksgiving Maskers scramble for pennies, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Thanksgiving Maskers scramble for pennies, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Coal miners, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Coal miners, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Coal miners, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: N.Y. - Lawrence strike meeting, (1912?). Creator: Bain News Service

N.Y. - Lawrence strike meeting, (1912?). Creator: Bain News Service
N.Y. - Lawrence strike meeting, (1912?). Shows group of men gathered outdoors, probably in New York City, to hear about the textile mill strike in Lawrence, MA.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Lawrence strike meeting, New York, (1912?). Creator: Bain News Service

Lawrence strike meeting, New York, (1912?). Creator: Bain News Service
Lawrence strike meeting, New York, (1912?). Shows group of men gathered outdoors, probably in New York City, to hear about the textile strike in Lawrence, MA.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Strikers crossing London Bridge, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Strikers crossing London Bridge, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Strikers crossing London Bridge, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Employees of the Baldwin Locomotive works standing outside bldg., Philadelphia, 1910

Employees of the Baldwin Locomotive works standing outside bldg., Philadelphia, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Employees of the Baldwin Locomotive works standing outside bldg., Philadelphia, 1910.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Strikers clamoring for motorman of car, Philadelphia, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Strikers clamoring for motorman of car, Philadelphia, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Strikers clamoring for motorman of car, Philadelphia, 1910.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Battered striker with policemen, Philadelphia, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Battered striker with policemen, Philadelphia, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Battered striker with policemen, Philadelphia, 1910.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Rioters stoning a trolley car, Philadelphia, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Rioters stoning a trolley car, Philadelphia, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Rioters stoning a trolley car, Philadelphia, 1910.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Rioters charging horse-drawn car, later wrecking it on Kensington Ave., Philadelphia, 1910

Rioters charging horse-drawn car, later wrecking it on Kensington Ave., Philadelphia, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Rioters charging horse-drawn car, later wrecking it on Kensington Ave., Philadelphia, 1910.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Taking home geese won at raffle, Xmas, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Taking home geese won at raffle, Xmas, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Taking home geese won at raffle, Xmas, 1910.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Raffle for goose Xmas [Christmas], 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Raffle for goose Xmas [Christmas], 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Raffle for goose Xmas [Christmas], 1910.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Miners among coal boxes, S. Wilkes-Barre, PA., 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Miners among coal boxes, S. Wilkes-Barre, PA., 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Miners among coal boxes, S. Wilkes-Barre, PA., 1912.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: The strolling musicians, c.1635. Creator: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn

The strolling musicians, c.1635. Creator: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
The strolling musicians, c.1635. A sympathetic inquiry into the lives of impoverished people, including beggars. Two musicians, one playing a hurdy gurdy, and the other the bagpipes

Background imageWorking Class Collection: The pool., 1859. Creator: James Abbott McNeill Whistler

The pool., 1859. Creator: James Abbott McNeill Whistler
The pool., 1859.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Little Falls, Phil. Caley speaking on 'Permitted' corner, between c1910 and c1915

Little Falls, Phil. Caley speaking on "Permitted" corner, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Little Falls, Phil. Caley speaking on "Permitted" corner, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: The Procession, 1901. Creator: William Strang

The Procession, 1901. Creator: William Strang
The Procession, 1901.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: The famous shoemaker. De Vermaarde Schoenmaaker, 1695. Creator: Cornelis Dusart

The famous shoemaker. De Vermaarde Schoenmaaker, 1695. Creator: Cornelis Dusart
The famous shoemaker. De Vermaarde Schoenmaaker, 1695. The shoemaker, seated on the left and holding his awl, appears to be operating a busy, successful shop.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: The orator, 1926. Creator: Arthur Briscoe

The orator, 1926. Creator: Arthur Briscoe
The orator, 1926. Depicts an Orator at Speakers Corner in Hyde Park on the eve of the 1926 General Strike.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Crowd - Union Sq., between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Crowd - Union Sq., between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Crowd - Union Sq., between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Striking waiters at headquarters, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Striking waiters at headquarters, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Striking waiters at headquarters, 1912.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Socialists, Union Sq., between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Socialists, Union Sq., between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Socialists, Union Sq., between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Socialists, Union Sq., between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Socialists, Union Sq., between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Socialists, Union Sq., between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Colliery Lasses, British Coal strike, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Colliery Lasses, British Coal strike, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Colliery Lasses, British Coal strike, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: British coal strike - building up reserves for Midland Railway, between c1910 and c1915

British coal strike - building up reserves for Midland Railway, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
British coal strike - building up reserves for Midland Railway, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Strikers leave mills, Passaic, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Strikers leave mills, Passaic, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Strikers leave mills, Passaic, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Labor Committee at Mill, Passaic, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Labor Committee at Mill, Passaic, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Labor Committee at Mill, Passaic, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Strike Committee at Mill Gate, Passaic, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Strike Committee at Mill Gate, Passaic, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Strike Committee at Mill Gate, Passaic, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Strike committee at Gate of Mills - Passaic, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Strike committee at Gate of Mills - Passaic, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Strike committee at Gate of Mills - Passaic, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Holding strikers in check, Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Holding strikers in check, Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Holding strikers in check, Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1912.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Penn. [i.e., Pennsylvania] coal strike - some of the 500 in Atlantic camp, between c1910 and c1915

Penn. [i.e., Pennsylvania] coal strike - some of the 500 in Atlantic camp, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: British coal strike - Llwynpia, South Wales. A colliery village., between c1910 and c1915

British coal strike - Llwynpia, South Wales. A colliery village., between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
British coal strike - Llwynpia, South Wales. A colliery village., between c1910 and c1915. Shows the town of Llwynypia, Wales.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: British Strike - coal ships tied up at Cardiff, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

British Strike - coal ships tied up at Cardiff, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
British Strike - coal ships tied up at Cardiff, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: British coal strike - idle dock laborers, Cardiff, between c1910 and c1915

British coal strike - idle dock laborers, Cardiff, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
British coal strike - idle dock laborers, Cardiff, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Miners leaving entrance to coal mine near Scranton, PA., 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Miners leaving entrance to coal mine near Scranton, PA., 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Miners leaving entrance to coal mine near Scranton, PA., 1912.

Background imageWorking Class Collection: The Workmen's Hall, Birkenhead, 1865. Creator: Unknown

The Workmen's Hall, Birkenhead, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Workmen's Hall, Birkenhead, 1865. 'The building is large and imposing, the desire of the company being to provide such a one as would create a desire on the part of the working men to

Background imageWorking Class Collection: The Shakspeare Commemoration in London: planting an oak on Primrose Hill, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Shakspeare Commemoration in London: planting an oak on Primrose Hill, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Shakspeare Commemoration in London: planting an oak on Primrose Hill, [London], 1864. The Working Men's Committee plants an oak tree '...in honour of the English poet...Mr

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Garibaldi in England: Garibaldi receiving an address at the Nine Elms railway station, 1864

Garibaldi in England: Garibaldi receiving an address at the Nine Elms railway station, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Garibaldi in England: Garibaldi receiving an address at the Nine Elms railway station, 1864. View of '...the interior of the large goods' shed at the Nine Elms station of the London

Background imageWorking Class Collection: 'On Thoughts of Charity Intent', by Miss E. Brownlow - from the Female Artists' Exhibition, 1864

"On Thoughts of Charity Intent", by Miss E. Brownlow - from the Female Artists' Exhibition, 1864. A '...charming little picture

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Election Day in New York: a polling-place among the 'Lower Twenty', 1864. Creator: Unknown

Election Day in New York: a polling-place among the "Lower Twenty", 1864. Creator: Unknown
Election Day in New York: a polling-place among the "Lower Twenty", 1864. Crowds at a polling station on 8 November, ...the day of the Presidential election

Background imageWorking Class Collection: Ruins of the village of Billinghay, Lincolnshire, after the late fire, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Ruins of the village of Billinghay, Lincolnshire, after the late fire, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Ruins of the village of Billinghay, Lincolnshire, after the late fire, 1864. We give a View of the ruins of a part of the village of Billinghay, which was destroyed by fire on Friday



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