Shift Change

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Shift Change
12 in
x
55 in
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22 in
Year
2018
Photo Credit
Larry Berman
Price
$1,750.00
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The “dues paid” button worn by newly organized steelworkers represented the promise of regular work, steady wages, and a part of the American dream. Reflecting the cultural patchwork of our country at the time, they came from varied backgrounds, ethnic groups, races, and levels of education.

Based on 1930’s images (courtesy of the Library of Congress), this piece is a tribute to those steelworkers who worked hard, long hours in dangerous conditions to provide for their families and ensure a better future for their children.
Materials
Cotton fabric, dye, textile ink, fusible web, vintage buttons
Techniques
Hand silk screened, fused, machine pieced, quilted, stitched

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