London: Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, 1895. This broadside is a wonderful expression of Labor's ability to care for their own. Progressing through, and showing the happy life of a working family, the death of their breadwinner through a terrible train accident and the ultimate care given to the bereaved family with both money and a cheque from the BLF. One of the panels depicts the same broadside displayed behind the widow as she recieves the money from the organization that her dearly departed was wise enough to belong to. Printed by Alexander Gow & Company, London. Allegorical chromolithograph broadside, 29-5/16 x 22-7/8 inches wide with some toning, soil and stains, browning verso - overall, still bright, colorful and complete. Very Good. Item #2803
"The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (B of LF&E) was a North American railroad fraternal benefit society and trade union in the 19th and 20th Centuries. The organization began in 1873 as the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen (B of LF), a mutual benefit society for workers employed as firemen for steam locomotives, before expanding its name in 1907 in acknowledgement that many of its members had been promoted to the job of railroad engineer. Gradually taking on the functions of a trade union over time, in 1969 the B of LF&E merged with three other railway labor organizations to form the United Transportation Union.' wiki.
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