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1939 Press Photo Harry Bridges Union Leader - RRW05979

$12.33
AdID: 416837

Availability: In stock

Part Number: RRW05979

Height: 8

Width: 11

Source: Rogers

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This is an original press photo. Expression of pleasure on the face of Harry Bridges, west coast Cio leader reflects his feelings as he reads telegrams.


Harry Bridges (July 28, 1901-March 30, 1990) was an Australian-American union leader, in the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), a longshore (dock) and warehouse workers' union on the West Coast, Hawaii and Alaska which he helped form and led for over 40 years. As controversial as he was charismatic, he was prosecuted by the US government during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, and was convicted by a federal jury of having lied about his Communist Party membership, which the Supreme Court ultimately overturned in 1953. On the West Coast, Bridges still excites passions both for and against the labor movement. (Wikipedia)Photo measures 10.75 x 8inches. Photo is dated 12-12-1939.