Tag Archives: 1900’s

1906: The Union Butcher Shop

The Union Butcher Shop. A non-union man entered a butcher’s shop in which was conspicuously displayed the card of the meat cutter’s union. The following dialogue ensued: Mr. Non-Union—I see by that card you run a union shop. Butcher—Yes, sir; … Continue reading

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1903: Steel Mills

Aaron Harry Gorson: Steel Mills – Nocturne, Pittsburgh (c. 1903-1920)

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1908: Work or Riot

On October 15, 1908, an Irish clerk and ex-soldier named Wallace Brandford Collins ordered a throng of unemployed men and women in Hyde Park to riot at the British Museum. Collins was described as a man of powerful physique who … Continue reading

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1904: Discarded Treasures

John Frederick Peto: Discarded Treasures (c. 1904) At some point, someone added the forged signature “W M”—for the popular trompe l’oeil painter William Harnett (1848-1892)—to this painting by John Frederic Peto. In the 1940’s, however, it was observed that paintings … Continue reading

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1908: Dream of New York

Harry M. Pettit: Illustration for Moses King’s guidebook Views of New York (1908)

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1904: Abandoned Town

Fernand Khnopff: The Abandoned Town (1904)

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1910: Crow on Willow Branch

Seiko: Crow on Willow Branch (1900s – 1910s) (source)

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