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Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

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Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, "organized Sept 23rd 1883," was one of America's very first unions. Originally created to collectively bargain with management, it eventually grew to become the largest railroad union. Championing the watchwords of "sobriety" and "industry," the BRT campaigned for increased life insurance coverage—and, upon succeeding, their goals grew to encompass the "mental, moral and physical improvement of its members, and consequently a better and more desirable class of men, who can be depended upon at all times, and into whose care and watchfulness thousands of lives and millions of dollars worth of property can be safely entrusted." The eight inset scenes depict a widow mourning her loss, an office agreement, a train bridge collapse, funerals, vigilance, and family scenes.

Size: 21 1/2 x 27 3/4 in./54.8 x 70.5 cm
Condition: A-/ Slight tears at left edge.
Printer: Republic Bank Note, Pittsburgh
Reference: Ref: PAI-LXXV, 193
Key Words: Art Nouveau; American; Trains

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