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IWW Local 8
  • Peter Cole, artist
    born: Miami, Florida United States ; active: United States
    Mark Nelson, artist
    born 1974
    active: United States
    Josh MacPhee, organizer
    born 1973
    Stumptown Printers, printer
    established 1999
  • IWW Local 8, 2007
  • Celebrate People's History Poster Series
  • Where object was made: United States
  • color offset lithograph
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 436 x 282 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 17 3/16 x 11 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0124.044

Image of a group of dock workers unloading barrels from a ship, executed in black and blue. Descriptive text in center of image. Text refers to the creation and legacy of the Local 8 union formed in Philadelphia in 1913. The group prided itself on its progressive nature: its members included African Americans, Irish Americans, Poles, Lithuanians, and West Indians. The Local 8 was affiliated with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW/Wobblies).