plight of the convicted men was opportunistically commodified by the capitalist
culture they condemned. This advertisement for the David Bradley Manufacturing
Company, the size of a large postcard, features on the other side the firm's
"Wood Beam Listing Plow," one of the many farm implements (including those
made at the McCormick and Deering factories) produced in Chicago. The Bradley
Company here used the public interest in the Haymarket trial, which by this
point had concluded (the card is undated, but the eight defendants are described
as "convicted"), to draw attention to its product and their business.
The premise for this advertisement appears to have been the proximity of the company's headquarters to the scene of the crime. The Bradley factory and warehouse were located on the east side of Desplaines Street above Lake Street. The factory is pictured in the bottom illustration. On the corner just below it is Zepf's Hall, which housed the first floor saloon where Albert and Lucy Parsons were with their children when the Haymarket bomb exploded a few hundred feet to the south. Adolph Fischer was also in Zepf's at the time.
The middle image is dominated by the Crane Brothers factory. Inscribed on the sidewalk just south of what was called Crane's Alley are the words "PLACE WHERE THE BOMB WAS THROWN." Pictured on the top is Greif's Hall, about two blocks east of Zepf's Hall. This was the setting of the "Monday Night Meeting," where the Haymarket rally was planned. Counter-clockwise from left to right are Spies, Lingg, Fielden, Fischer, Engel, Neebe, Schwab, and Parsons.