[GARMENT INDUSTRY] [PEARL BUTTON WORKERS]
Broadside: "Dance Given by the Pearl Button Workers' Union Local No. 19842, A.F. of L. of A. at the C.S.P.S. Hall South Willington..."
N.p. [South Willington, CT?]: Pearl Button Workers' Union Local No. 19842, N.d. . First Edition. Promotional broadside for a union-sponsored dance, with music provided by Joe Hammond and his Rhythm Boys. Dances like these were typically held to raise funds for striking workers. Universal calendar provides a probable date of 1912 or 1919; the earlier date seems likely, as this was a year of heavy strike activity for the Pearl Button Workers, precipitated by a 35-factory lockout in Muscatine, Iowa (which was at this time the "Pearl Button Capital of America"). Broadside, 35.5cm x 28cm. Printed recto-only on red card stock. Faint old horizontal fold, minor edge-wear; Very Good or better.