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        Striking Miners, Calumet, Michigan, 1913

        This photograph, taken in 1913 during the strike on the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company depicts a group of striking miners outside of the office of the Calumet Miners Union No. 203 of the Western Federation of Miners, in Calumet, Michigan. One striker carries a sign reading “One Man Machine - Our Agitator,” referring to Calumet & Hecla’s attempts to institute changes in mining technology that would eliminate roughly half the jobs at the mines. Other signs read, “We Demand Higher Wages and Better Working Conditions” and “Something just as good. Miners ask for bread Jim offers lead” written below a drawing of a man. The photograph is drawn from the program Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913.


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