Occupational card-mounted photograph Local Union #10 (Richmond, Virginia) United Association of Journeymen Plumbers Gas & Steam Fitters. Unknown photographer.

Occupational card-mounted photograph Local Union #10 (Richmond, Virginia) United Association of Journeymen Plumbers Gas & Steam Fitters

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 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. 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. 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.

Price: $200.00

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