Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Pgh Labor


East End Graffiti, originally uploaded by Petie_in_Cbus.

I wasn't going to post until after the exciting events tomorrow, but you have to check this out:
"Pittsburgh-based artist Bill Yund has just launched an online collection of his drawings and stories about child labor, "Hardbred". Bill's illustrations of regional Pennsylvania labor struggles cover events like the Battle of Homestead (1892) and the little-known Allegheny Cotton Mill Strikes (1848). The "Kids@Work - then and now" series is based on actual accounts of young, exploited labor. Yund's illustrations are bold and poignant, and it's great to see them collected online. The website has PDF's available of the "Kids" series in a booklet form as a teaching aid, and powerpoint versions are available as well"

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