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Original poster: Labor Champion Tom Mooney / Free Mooney: a Class War Prisoner 19 Years, July 27, 1935 / Victim of a Monstrous Capitalist Class Frameup / Member of International Molders' Union 33 Years [alt. title: Labor Martyr Immortalized in Prison / Stone Face]
San Francisco: Tom Mooney Molders' Defense Committee, 1935. First Edition. Large fund-raising poster issued by the Committee "for Labor Day, May Day, Working Class and Mooney parades and demonstrations, mass meetings, Unions' halls and Workers' headquarters" (bottom edge of both recto and verso). Left-hand panel of poster verso features anarchist author Lola Ridge's poem about Tom Mooney, first published in The Nation in 1932. Mooney was framed on a murder charge following the San Francisco Preparedness Day Bombing of 1916. Despite the patent mistrial, and decades of advocacy from both moderate and leftist legal activists, Mooney was not pardoned until 1939. Scarce: Berkeley only in OCLC as of September, 2016. Original photo-illustrated broadsheet poster (71x86cm.) printed offset in black on white stock; features two of the most well-known photographic portraits of Mooney on recto and verso. Previous folds, just a hint of foxing, else Very Good or better.
      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
Last Found On: 2018-01-09           Check availability:      Biblio    


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