The 19th and 20th Century Labor Prints Collection provides a window on both the issues and the style of commentary in the United States over a century ago. The images, which include cartoons, realistic illustrations, and photographic reproductions, depict workers, unions, strikes, and labor leaders, and address politics, economics, and other topics in American culture. A few of the images depict Atlanta at the time of the Piedmont Exposition (1887) and the Cotton States Exposition (1895). Most of the prints are from such publications as Harper's Weekly, Puck, and Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, and include works by important cartoonists including Thomas Nast, Joseph Ferdinand Keppler, and Frederick Burr Opper.
The items in this collection are in the public domain and may be used without restriction.