The Union, Dedicated without permission to the Member of the Trades Union, by their Devoted Servant Will Strike. [On the post reads the following]: Meeting of the Trades Union on barren ground April 1, 1834.
London: 1834, Pubd by Thos. McLean, 26. Haymarket.
A very scarce mezzotint. Plate 184 x 239mm. 7¼ x 9½". Small crease to bottom right hand corner and top left. Trimmed to platemark.
An early Trades Union item. The Grand National Consolidated Trades Union was founded in 1834 as the first domestic association. It was short lived due to the panic of 1837 with ordinary citizens exercising too much control over credit and economic opportunity, leaving banks in trouble. This collapse of financial support and businesses left a lot of people unemployed.
Ex.Col: Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 14985] £480.00