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Working Conditions Collection

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, English politician and philanthropist, c1890

Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, English politician and philanthropist, c1890. Lord Shaftesbury (1801-1885)

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: Ruins of buildings at Old Ford, Bow, destroyed by the late gale, 1868. Creator: Unknown

Ruins of buildings at Old Ford, Bow, destroyed by the late gale, 1868. Creator: Unknown
Ruins of buildings at Old Ford, Bow, [East London], destroyed by the late gale, 1868. 'The destructive effects of the furious gale which blew over London on Saturday, the 1st February

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: Statue of Richard Oastler at Bradford, 1869. Creator: Unknown

Statue of Richard Oastler at Bradford, 1869. Creator: Unknown
Statue of Richard Oastler at Bradford, 1869. 'A monument in honour of the late Richard Oastler, the well-known popular advocate of legislative restrictions on the hours of labour in the cotton

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: Conflict between workmen and soldiers at the Seraing Ironworks, Belgium, 1869. Creator: Unknown

Conflict between workmen and soldiers at the Seraing Ironworks, Belgium, 1869. Creator: Unknown
Conflict between workmen and soldiers at the Seraing Ironworks, Belgium, 1869. 'The alarming riots which have broken out in some of the mining

Background imageWorking Conditions 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 Conditions 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 Conditions 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 Conditions 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 Conditions 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 Conditions 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 Conditions 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 Conditions 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 Conditions 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 Conditions 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 Conditions 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 Conditions 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 Conditions 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 Conditions Collection: Miners of the Hartz; From Alsace to the Hartz, 1875. Creator: Unknown

Miners of the Hartz; From Alsace to the Hartz, 1875. Creator: Unknown
Miners of the Hartz; From Alsace to the Hartz, 1875. From Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London] and Galpin

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: Scene of the Late Fatal Explosion of Fireworks at Lambeth, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Scene of the Late Fatal Explosion of Fireworks at Lambeth, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Scene of the Late Fatal Explosion of Fireworks at Lambeth, 1858. A large order caused extra work, and filled the factory brimful of dangerous missiles...after the men had left

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: The Foundry, after Adolf Friedrich Erdmann Menzel, c1880-83. Creators: Adolph Menzel, W Manfield

The Foundry, after Adolf Friedrich Erdmann Menzel, c1880-83. Creators: Adolph Menzel, W Manfield
The Foundry, after Adolf Friedrich Erdmann Menzel'. From "Modern Artists" by F.G.Dumas. [J.S.Virtue & Co Ltd, London, c1880]

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: P.O. Dept. between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. P.O. Dept. between 1910 and 1920

P.O. Dept. between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. P.O. Dept. between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing
P.O. Dept. between 1910 and 1920. USA. Women operating Union Special sewing machines

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: P.O. Dept. between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. P.O. Dept. between 1910 and 1920

P.O. Dept. between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. P.O. Dept. between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing
P.O. Dept. between 1910 and 1920. USA. Older woman working in a factory

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: P.O. Dept. between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. P.O. Dept. between 1910 and 1920

P.O. Dept. between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. P.O. Dept. between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing
P.O. Dept. between 1910 and 1920. USA. Women operating sewing machines

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: P.O. Dept. between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. P.O. Dept. between 1910 and 1920

P.O. Dept. between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. P.O. Dept. between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing
P.O. Dept. between 1910 and 1920. USA

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: Supply Personnel, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Supply Personnel, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Supply Personnel, between 1910 and 1920
Supply Personnel, between 1910 and 1920. Women office workers, USA. Note electric fans. Sign reads: Deposit file papers from executive section here

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: Enlisted Officers Personnel, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Enlisted Officers Personnel, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Enlisted Officers Personnel, between 1910 and 1920. Women office workers, USA. Note electric fans

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: Training Division, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Training Division, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Training Division, between 1910 and 1920
Training Division, between 1910 and 1920. Women office workers, USA. Note electric fans. Notice reads: Instructions for Care and Maintenance, Globe Automatic Sprinkler Company'

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: Procurement Personnel, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Procurement Personnel, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Procurement Personnel, between 1910 and 1920
Procurement Personnel, between 1910 and 1920. Women office workers, USA. Note electric fans

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: 8 hour day signs, between 1910 and 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing

8 hour day signs, between 1910 and 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing. 8 hour day signs, between 1910 and 1917
8 hour day signs, between 1910 and 1917. New York, USA. Stamps promoting realistic working hours. Eight Hour Day - Work; Sleep; Free Time; Nearer to Justice; "Labor Center" N.Y.C

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: Government Printing office - Views, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Government Printing office - Views, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Government Printing office - Views, 1912
Government Printing office - Views, 1912. Workers in US government office

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: Street meeting at night in Mexican town outside of Shafter, California, 1938

Street meeting at night in Mexican town outside of Shafter, California, 1938. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Street meeting at night in Mexican town outside of Shafter, California. Organizer for United Cannery Agricultural Packing and Allied Workers of America (Congress of Industrial Organizations-CIO)

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: Weighers and warehousemens union headquarters, Oakland, California, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Weighers and warehousemens union headquarters, Oakland, California, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Weighers and warehousemens union headquarters. Oakland, California. ['Berkeley Unfair to Organized Labor']

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: The day after election, Oakland, California, November 12, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange

The day after election, Oakland, California, November 12, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange
The day after election. Oakland, California. November 12, 1936. [Weighers and warehousemens union headquarters]

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: Street meeting at night...outside of Shafter, California, 1938. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Street meeting at night...outside of Shafter, California, 1938. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Street meeting at night in Mexican town outside of Shafter, California. Organizer for United Cannery Agricultural Packing and Allied Workers of America (Congress of Industrial Organizations-CIO)

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: Street meeting at night in Mexican town outside of Shafter, California, 1938

Street meeting at night in Mexican town outside of Shafter, California, 1938. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Street meeting at night in Mexican town outside of Shafter, California. Organizer for United Cannery Agricultural Packing and Allied Workers of America (Congress of Industrial Organizations-CIO)

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: Billboard on U.S. Highway 99 in California, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Billboard on U.S. Highway 99 in California, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Billboard on U.S. Highway 99 in California. National advertising campaign sponsored by National Association of Manufacturers

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: Girls making cartridges for Enfield rifles at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, 1862. Creator: Unknown

Girls making cartridges for Enfield rifles at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, 1862. Creator: Unknown
Girls making cartridges for Enfield rifles at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, 1862. Our illustration was taken [at]...the Royal Laboratory Department...near the Plumstead marshes

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: Night street meeting of cotton strikers near end of defeated strike. Kern County, California, 1939

Night street meeting of cotton strikers near end of defeated strike. Kern County, California, 1939
Kern County, California. Night street meeting of cotton strikers near end of defeated strike. Strikers received seventy-five cents per 100 pounds; demanded one dollar

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: Four firms being picketed, 42nd Street, New York City, New York, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Four firms being picketed, 42nd Street, New York City, New York, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange
New York City. Four firms on 42nd Street in block east of Fifth Avenue were being picketed in this manner on this afternoon

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: Firms being picketed, 42nd Street, New York City, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Firms being picketed, 42nd Street, New York City, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange
New York City. Four firms on 42nd Street in block east of Fifth Avenue were being picketed in this manner on this afternoon

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: Woman and a boy working in a coal mine, Bolton, Lancashire, 1848

Woman and a boy working in a coal mine, Bolton, Lancashire, 1848. A woman and boy underground in a coal mine moving a basket containing 3-4 cwt of coal

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: Civil engineers at Silverwood Colliery, South Yorkshire, 1954. Artist: Michael Walters

Civil engineers at Silverwood Colliery, South Yorkshire, 1954. Artist: Michael Walters
Civil engineers at Silverwood Colliery, South Yorkshire, 1954. Civil engineers excavating a pit during the refurbishment of Silverwood Colliery in December of 1954

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: Lord Shaftesbury, British Conservative statesman and philanthropist, late 19th century

Lord Shaftesbury, British Conservative statesman and philanthropist, late 19th century. Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury (1801-1885)

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: The rag and bone man of Paris, 1892. Artist: Henri Meyer

The rag and bone man of Paris, 1892. Artist: Henri Meyer
The rag and bone man of Paris, 1892. A print from the Le Petit Journal, 27th August 1892

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: The City Rises, 1911. Artist: Umberto Boccioni

The City Rises, 1911. Artist: Umberto Boccioni
The City Rises, 1911. Against the Milanese urban background of smoking chimneys, scaffolding, a streetcar, and a locomotive, enormous draft horses tug at their harnesses

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: Coal miner working a narrow seam, c1864

Coal miner working a narrow seam, c1864. The miner is crouching on the floor and, with a pickaxe, is holing out or scuffling out the coal

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: Early 19th century coal miner working a narrow seam, c1868

Early 19th century coal miner working a narrow seam, c1868. The miner, stripped to the waist, is lying on his side and, with a pickaxe, is holing out or scuffling coal

Background imageWorking Conditions Collection: Mount Potosi, Bolivia, c1788

Mount Potosi, Bolivia, c1788. In 1545 one of the worlds richest silver deposits was discovered at Mount (Cerro) Potosi in what is now Bolivia



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