Haymarket Affair Digital Collection

Red silk Furniture Workers' banner. -- Front view
[ca. 1877]
Moebel Arbeiter Union. Local 1 (Chicago, Ill.). Founded in Chicago in 1872.
1 banner: silk, col.; 25 x 60 in.

Red silk banner with gold embroidery on both sides: (front) "Moebel Arbeiter [Furniture Workers] Union No. 1 / Chicago / Incorporirt 1872"; (back) "Liberty/Equality/Fraternity" and in the center there are two clasped hands surrounded by a wreath of oak and cherry tree branches and leaves. This banner is one of the few labor organization artifacts from the era of the Haymarket Affair in the collections of the Chicago Historical Society.

Gift of the Mill Division of Carpenter's District Council (CHS 1981.51.1).

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