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Poster Depicting "$acred Motherhood," 1908

 

 

 

Poster Depicting "$acred Motherhood," 1908

"$acred Motherhood" was created in 1908 by Chicago Daily News cartoonist Luther Bradley for exhibition at a joint conference of the Women's Trade Union League and the Chicago Federation of Labor. Simultaneously calling for a shorter work day for woman and implicating working conditions in the garment manufacturing industry, the poster portrays a haggard and overworked mother attempting to combine domestic and factory duties with dismal and chaotic results.