2010.54.6863

The Mushroom Workers
c. 1995
16.62 in HIGH x 20.88 in WIDE
(42.23 cm HIGH x 53.02 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.
2010.54.6863

"Mike Alewitz / IBPAT 1231 / Brushfire Studio / New Brunswick, NJ" printed in bottom right corner of graphic. "Photo by Tony Masso/ Original Mural Size 7' x 12'" printed below graphic at bottom right. "Mike Alewitz received a 1994/1995 fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State / This program was made possible in part by a grant from the MidAtlantic Arts Foundation" printed at bottom left. A union label for Allied Printing, Inkworks #147 and a recycling symbol are printed at bottom right.

Multi-color poster contains a reproduction of a mural on the upper two-thirds of the page. The mural has salmon-colored horizontal bands at top and bottom with black font that reads, "iOrganizar! / Organize." A man visible from the waist up appears at the center of the mural. The man has a large mustache and wears a purple jacket, a white and pink sash, two bandoliers, and a sombrero. He carries a rifle and a sword in his hands. A landscape of large white mushrooms appears behind the man; hands grasping knives rise up between the mushrooms at intervals across the page. An angel in a purple dress wearing a cap and holding a knife appears in a gold halo at upper left. A round man with an unhappy expression wearing a suit stands by bags of money center right. Multiple sombreros appear above him in the air. "The Mushroom Workers by Mike Alewitz" is printed below the graphic. Two paragraphs of small text below discuss, "the struggle of mushroom pickers in eastern Pennsylvania." Seven rectangles at bottom center contain contact information for organizing groups.
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