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Battle of the Homestead
  • Erok Boerer, artist
    Josh MacPhee, organizer
    born 1973
    C & D Printshop, printer
  • Battle of the Homestead, 2002
  • Celebrate People's History Poster Series
  • Where object was made: United States
  • color offset lithograph
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 419 x 251 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 16 1/2 x 9 7/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0124.014
Description

Illustration of outlined figures on the bank of a river with a factory in the background, executed in maroon and blue. Descriptive text at top and bottom of image. Text refers to the Battle of Homestead (Homestead Strike, Homestead Steel Strike, Pinkerton Rebellion, Homestead Massacre) in Homestead, Pennsylvania. This was an industrial lockout and strike which ultimately led to a battle between strikers and private security agents.