2010.54.2332

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones
n.d.
23.88 in HIGH x 17.88 in WIDE
(60.64 cm HIGH x 45.40 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.
2010.54.2332

The bottom edge of the poster has the text: "Produced by Mother Jones magazine, 1663 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, 415 / 558-8881. / Dealer Orders: Syracuse Cultural Woekers, Box 6367, Syracuse, NY 13217, 315 / 474-1132". The lower right corner of the poster has an Allied Printing union bug and the text: "inkworks".

The top of the poster has a stylized drawing of a female figure, shown from the chest up; she is wearing dark clothing, a dark hat, and round eyeglasses. The background of the drawing consists of several large triangular fields of blue, black, red, and green. The bottom of the poster has the text: "Mary Harris 'Mother' Jones / 'The Most Dangerous Woman in America' / On July 24, 1902, Mary Harris Jones appeared in the federal court at Parkersburg, West Virginia, / arrested for ignoring an injunction banning meetings by striking miners. District Attorney Reese / Blizzard pointed to her and announced, "There sits the most dangerous woman in America. She comes / into a state where peace and prosperity reign. She crooks her finger - twenty thousand contented / men lay down their tools and walk out.' Mother Jones died on November 30, 1930, having devoted the / last half of her long and eventful life to struggles for justice. Miners were her particular cause, but / she also worked to stop child labor and helped found the Wobblies (Industrial Workers of the World). / Artist: Rupert Garcia".
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