Highlights From The World’s Oldest Archive of Radical Posters

The Joseph A. Labadie Collection at the University of Michigan Library has published its wonderful collection of radical posters online. The pick of Detroit native, union champion and anarchist Joseph A. Labadie’s library are the sections on anarchism and labor. The archive begins in the 1860s and continues to the present day:

 

“The Last Strike” (1912), Nedeljkovich, Brashich, and Kuharich : IWW, Cleveland (all images courtesy Labadie Collection, University of Michigan)

“The Last Strike” (1912), Nedeljkovich, Brashich, and Kuharich : IWW, Cleveland (all images courtesy Labadie Collection, University of Michigan)

“A Garland for May Day 1895” (1895), Walter Crane, original relief print

“A Garland for May Day 1895” (1895), Walter Crane, original relief print

“Diseases & Crimes” (1912), Nedeljkovich, Brashich, and Kuharich : IWW, Cleveland

“Diseases & Crimes” (1912), Nedeljkovich, Brashich, and Kuharich : IWW, Cleveland

“What is what in the world of labor?,” Industrial Workers of the World, Chicago

“What is what in the world of labor?,” Industrial Workers of the World, Chicago

“Is Colorado in America?” (1906), Western Federation of Miners, created by Charles Moyer and William D. Haywood

“Is Colorado in America?” (1906), Western Federation of Miners, created by Charles Moyer and William D. Haywood

“Grand picnic and re-union of all the radicals of the city of Chicago” (1918), Industrial Workers of the World

“Grand picnic and re-union of all the radicals of the city of Chicago” (1918), Industrial Workers of the World

Republique Francaise Author/Creator Firmin-Didot Year 1848

Republique Francaise, 1848

Protest Ticket of the Radical Democrats Year 1870? City Indianapolis

Protest Ticket of the Radical Democrats, 1870, Indianapolis

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