Monday, September 07, 2009

Labor Day

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I discovered this beautiful bronze relief on the side of a monument in the Mount Wollaston Cemetery. The monument is inscribed with the following: "The International HCB&C Laborers' Union of America to D. D'Alessandro". After doing a little research, I learned that D.D'Alessandro was a AFL leader for "hod carriers" in 1920, and had an office listed at 25 School Street.

Quincy has had a history of supporting labor unions that goes back to their inception in the late 1800s.

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8 comments:

DAG said...

cemeteries provide some interesting photo opportunities. Interesting background about the gentleman.

brattcat said...

Beautiful relief. I wonder if there's a tie between that D'Alessandro and the T. D'Alessandro from Maryland, father of Nancy Pelosi.

Aileni said...

Very apt for the day that's in it.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

I love cemetery art!

Tyra

Monochrome

Julie said...

Very timely shot and great in mono.

Marie-Noyale said...

Good thing you went by this place,
perfect for a labor day illustration.

The Lone Beader said...

Fantastic relief! Perfect for the day! :D

Jacob said...

Great photograph. The unions have been the backbone of the middle class and this is a very appropriate post for Labor Day!