May Day
circa 1981
22.375 in HIGH x 17.5 in WIDE
(56.83 cm HIGH x 44.45 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Black ink stamp on verso at bottom left: "Northland Poster Collective / box 7029 Powderhorn Station / Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407."

Poster printed with black ink on mustard yellow colored paper. The page has an unprinted outer border with text and images on a black background. "May Day" is printed at top left in large font, and a decorative geometric border is printed along the right side. A large image aligned at left of center shows two male and one female figure in a setting with industrial tools. One man, seen in profile, stands at a machine with the other man looking over his shoulder just behind him. The woman appears in the foreground just left of center pulling cylindrical objects from a box. A quote by Eugene V. Debs is printed at lower left that reads, "This is the First and Only / International Labor Day. It Belongs to the Working Class and Is Dedicated to the Revolution!" Small text at bottom right discusses a general strike in Chicago on May 1, 1886 to demand, "an 8 hour working day and decent work conditions."

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