Lot 365: 1934 Upton Sinclair exposes San Francisco Chinatown sweat-shop ‚Äúslavery‚ÄĚ

PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:47:03


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Lot 365: Author: N/A; Title: Chinatown expose in Upton Sinclair's Epic News [Vol. I-No.B]; Place Published: Los Angeles; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: 12574; Description: 8pp. 11.5 x 17". With the front cover story: "Child Labor, Degradation and Filth Found in Sweat Shops of San Francisco Chinatown / Competitive Contracts in Garment Trades Force 'Slave Conditions' on Women and Children Despite N.R.A.", continued on Pg. 2 as "S.F.Working Girls Degraded as in Days of Chinese Slavery". Remarkably well preserved, given the printing on cheap, fragile newsprint. Few issues are ever seen outside of institutional collections. Condition: Very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $150-250
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