Richmond: 1890s. Card. The photograph measures 9.5” x 75” and the mounting card, 11.75” x 10” The photo is in nice shape. The card has minor wear at the bottom corners. The photograph shows about thirty members of Richmond Local #10 of the United Association of Journeymen Plumbers. Gas & Steam Fitters posing on the front steps of an inn or restaurant (“Deviled Crabs” sign and a finely dressed black man by the front door). Almost all of the men are dressed in crisp white uniforms and hold long street key wrenches; two men, perhaps union bosses, wearing suits and hats (a boater and a bowler) stand nearby. Very good. Item #009030
The United Association was founded in 1889 and soon became the first truly national union. Richmond Local #10 was one of its first local affiliates. A very nice visual record of an important union local.