The Fist is Still Raised

Early Socialist Raised Fists

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Early Socialist Raised Fists


Raised fists from 1900-1930.


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Items in the Early Socialist Raised Fists Collection

The Hand of Fate
Book cover by William Balfour Ker for JA Mitchell's The Silent War, 1906.

March 18
Cover illustration of "Le Chambard Socialiste" by Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, March 17, 1894.

Pyramid of Capitalist System
Poster by by Nedeljkovich, Brashich and Kumarich, to encourage subscriptions to the Industrial Worker, which publishing in Spokane, WA as the voice of the Western branches of IWW.

Industrial Worker, July 2, 1927
A newsletter of the IWW, using a raised fist to promote a reaction to the Sacco and Vanzetti trial.

Art Front, Cover
Art Front published from 1934-1937, and it was a dual venture of the Artists' Committee of Action and the Artists' Union. The cover of the Nov. 1934 first issue of Art Front shows both the logo of the Artists’ union, a fist holding three…

Voice of Action, cover
The Voice of Action was a radical labor newspaper that was published weekly in Seattle from March 1933 until October 1936. This cover shows a raised fist *as* the paper itself, leading an interracial group of workers.

Equal Rights sticker
In 1932, the Communist Party issued this sticker with the words “"Equal Rights for the Negroes" and a white man with a raised fist holding the Communist Party flag with the hammer and sickle logo during the 1932 CP Presidential campaign.

Liberty Leading the People
Liberty Leading the People is a painting by Eugène Delacroix commemorating the July Revolution of 1830, which toppled King Charles X of France. [via Wikipedia]