Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)

It is a wonder that mention of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) brings scant recognition from the average person today. In the little over a decade that it flourished, the union evoked intense emotions among its members and detractors. The IWW, whose members (commonly known as Wobblies) advocated such radical ideas as an eight hour work day and a forty hour work week, fought and sometimes won bitter freedom of speech fights, championed the causes of mineworkers in Bisbee, Arizona, and struck to improve the working conditions in the textile mills of Patterson, N.J. and Lawrence, Mass. In its heyday, the IWW was almost a household name. Wobblies were hated by many and loved by a few, but most importantly, they played a significant role in the shaping of modern America.

(4960) Outdoor Meetings, Byron Kitto, 1920sImage
(4961) Byron Kitto, Sanitarium, California, 1920s-1930sImage
(4964) Byron Kitto, Sanitarium, California, 1920s-1930sImage
(4966) IWW, Lawrence Strike, Ettor, 1912Image
(4968) Lawrence Strike, Strikers, 1912Image
(4969) Lawrence Strike, Organizers, 1912Image
(4978) IWW, Lawrence Strike, Ettor & Giovannitti, 1912Image
(4973) IWW, Lawrence Strike, Ettor, Giovannitti, 1912Image
(4974) IWW, Lawrence Strike, Illustrations, Child Labor, 1912Image
(4976) IWW, Lawrence Strike, Illustrations, Violence, 1912Image
(4978) IWW, Lawrence Strike, Illustrations, Ettor & Giovannittii, 1912Image
(4978) IWW, Lawrence Strike, Illustrations, Wool Trust, 1912Image
(4979) Lawrence Strike, National Guard, 1912Image
(4986) Mug Shot, Charles Lambert, Mass Trial, 1918Image
(4987) Jim Larkin, Irish Transport and General Workers Union (ITGWU), PortraitImage
(4988) Portrait, Cecil Lipshutz, 1910sImage
(4989) Portrait, Frank Little, 1910sImage
(4996) Little Falls Textile Strike, Slovak Hall, New York, 1912Image
(4997) Textile Workers, Strikes, Little Falls, New York, 1912Image
(4998) Textile Strike, Little Falls, New York, 1912Image
(4999) Textile Workers, Strikes, Little Falls, New York, 1913Image
(5001) Housing, Poverty, UndatedImage
(5002) Housing, Works Projects Administration, 1930sImage
(5006) Lumber Industry, Arlington, Washington, 1917Image
(5007) Lumber Industry, Louisiana, 1910sImage
(5008) Lumber Industry, Arrests, Yakima, WashingtonImage
(5009) Lumber Industry, Arrests, Strikes, Washington, 1917Image
(5010) Lumber Industry, Centralia, Washington, 1910sImage
(5012) Lumber Industry, Red Deer, Alberta Canada, 1910sImage
(5013) Lumber Industry, Machinery, 1910sImage
(5015) Lumber Industry, Workers, 1910sImage
(5017) Lumber Industry, Workers, Califrnia, 1910sImage
(5018) Lumber Industry, Methods, 1900sImage
(5019) Lumber Industry, Workers, LWIU #120, Bangor, ME, 1910s-1920sImage
(5020) Lumber Industry, Machinery, New York, 1910sImage
(5021) Lumber Industry, Workers, California, 1910sImage
(5023) Lumber Industry, Bellingham, Washington, 1910sImage
(5024) Lumber Industry, Arlington, Washington, 1910sImage
(5025) Lumber Industry, Redwoods, 1910sImage
(5026) Lumber Industry, Working Conditions, Maine, 1910sImage
(5032) Lumber Industry, Machinery, 1910sImage
(5033) Lumber Industry, Lumber Mills, Hoquiam, Washington, 1910sImage
(5034) Lumber Industry, Pacific Northwest, 1910sImage
(5035) Lumber Industry, Everett Massacre, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Seattle, 1917 Image
(5038) Lumber Industry, I.W.W. Halls, Arlington, Washington, 1917Image
(5039) Lumber Industry, I.W.W. Hall, Sedro Woolley, Washington, 1917Image
(5043) Lumber Industry, Living Conditions, 1910sImage
(5046) Lumber Industry, Redwoods, Pacific Northwest, 1910sImage
(5050) Ludlow Strike, Mine Guard, Violence. 1914Image
(5052) Ludlow Strike, Miners, Trinidad, ColoradoImage
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