Bread & Roses



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“What the woman who labors wants is the right to live, not simply exist — the right to life as the rich woman has the right to life, and the sun and music and art. You have nothing that the humblest worker has not a right to have also. The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too. Help, you women of privilege, give her the ballot to fight with.”This quote from a speech by feminist & union organizer Rose Schneiderman was adopted as a slogan in a strike by largely women & largely immigrant textile workers in Lawrence, MA in 1912, and was later adapted into a song by James Oppenheim and recorded and sung by numerous musicians. The ornaments at the bottom are composed with decorative metal type designed for printing borders; when arranged in these types of patterns, they are sometimes known as “printer’s flowers”. 8.5″ x 11″ on 65# acid-free brown kraft stock. Hand-inked and Letterpress printed in Madison, WI.

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Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 in
Washboard Press