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The Road to Sheffield, 1867
18" x 24"
Giclee Print

The Road to Sheffield Mr Punch as a policeman stands outside a tailors shop and calls the man armed with the Union club to order as he attempts to intimidate a nonunion worker The trade union movement was still very young Unions were still relatively small and their reputation was not altogether unblemished The s had seen a number of outrages and in Sheffield a system of intimidation of workers in order to force them into membership had finally resulted in one nonunionists home being blown up This cartoon refers to the start of an enquiry by examiners appointed by the Trades Union Commission into the Sheffield case The evidence tended to show a planned system of intimidation under the leadership of a man named Broadhead of the SawGrinders Society The threat of violence had spread to a number of trades including tailoring From Punch or the London Charivari July

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