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April 15, 2013

Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America banner

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 10:31 am

Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America banner

Painted silk banner with linen backing and embroidered fringe created for the Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America, Minnehaha Lodge, between 1920 and 1930. The B.R.C. of A.’s Minnehaha Lodge was founded during World War I by Carl Skoglund, a mechanic at the Pullman rail yard in Minneapolis and a leading figure of the Socialist Worker party.

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