Labor Day Procession in Argent Street, Broken Hill

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Title

Labor Day Procession in Argent Street, Broken Hill

Subject

banner, banners, Broken Hill, float, floats, Labor, Labor Day, labour, labourer, New South Wales, NSW, parade, parades, procession, processions, street parade, trade, trade union, trade unionism, trades, union, unionism, unions, work, worker, working class

Description

A photograph from c. 1911 of a large crowd lining Argent Street in Broken Hill to watch a Labor Day procession of men carrying union banners.

Union banners have a medieval predecessor in the banners used by guilds (an association of craftsmen in the same trade), with each guild having a banner to show their trade. Some historians consider trade unions to be the successors of medieval guilds.

For an example of recreation medieval guild banners from 1909 in York see http://www.theyorkcompany.co.uk/find_out_more/page020104.php

Creator

Anon.

Source

State Library of South Australia

Publisher

State Library of South Australia

Date

ca. 1911

Rights

State Library of South Australia

Format

Hyperlink

Language

English

Files

Citation

“Labor Day Procession in Argent Street, Broken Hill,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed January 17, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/313.