[Coin Collection Can] Support WPA National Job March to Washington. ORGANIZED LABOR, WORKS PROJECT ADMINISTRATION.

[Coin Collection Can] Support WPA National Job March to Washington

Detroit: [1937]. Tin can (13cm tall, 8 cm. in circumference), mounted buff paper label printed in orange, coin slot cut into top lid. Paper a bit toned and dust-soiled, else Very Good or better.

Coin collection can to raise funds for the Job March on Washington held in 1937 and organized by the Workers Alliance after cuts were made to the WPA budget. Only 2500 marchers made it to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, this empty can (numbered in manuscript "no. 113") apparently not seeing any use. Additionally, because of the ill timing of the event (late August, 1937), the marchers found Congress "in the throes of adjournment fever and in no mood to consider unemployment and relief problems" (The Pittsburgh Press, August 22, 1937). Indeed, news articles from a couple months later look back on the job march as something of a non-event. Place of publication based on union slug.

Price: $250.00

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