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Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers

Tutill, George, 1921, Banner
Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers
Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers
Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers
Category
Museums & Galleries Item
Item no
22414
Title
Trade Union Banner, Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers, obverse
Description
Red and pink damask silk banner with blue border painted with a different design painted on each side and silk corded fringe.
Obverse: title scroll, AMALGAMATED SOCIETY OF WOODWORKERS. The woodworkers' emblem: an arch with the figures of JOSEPH OF NAZARETH, the Patron Saint of Carpenters; JUSTICE, with a sword and scales; TRUTH, with a mirror; INDUSTRY, with a distaff and beehive, holding a scroll with LABOUR IS THE SOURCE OF WEALTH; ART with a palette and bronze bust. Mottos, UNION IS
STRENGTH, UNITED TO PROTECT NOT COMBINED TO INJURE, CREDO SED CAVEO, INDUSTRY AND BENEVOLENCE UNITE US IN FRIENDSHIP. Within the pillars of the
arch are cameos: PEACE; an ACCIDENT;
SECTION OF A SHIP CABIN; SUPERANNUATION; FRIENDSHIP, £100 BENEFIT; a staircase; THE RELIEF OF THE WIDOW.
Within the arch, a detailed picture of the centering of an arch, taken from a trade handbook, and the interior of a joiners' workshop. The supporters hold a banner, EAST OF SCOTLAND DISTRICT.
Artist / maker
Date
1921
Size
278cm 296cm
Type
Banner
Location
The People's Story
Accession number
HH4641/87