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The slave-market of to-day
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The slave-market of to-day


Library of Congress Prints and Photographs


Trade union laborers, some in chains labeled "High Tariff" and "Tariff," and one standing on a block labeled "Trade Unions," are being auctioned by a man labeled "Protectionist Statesman" to capitalists and manufacturers, including Cyrus W. Field and William H. Vanderbilt. In the background is a row of factories. A sign states "Quotations. Average wage for skilled workman $7 a Week or $359 a Year." Caption: "Going - going - lower - lower!"

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Gillam, Bernhard, 1856-1896

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The slave-market of to-day. Prints and Photographs division. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Dickinson State University.
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