"Two Phases of Yuletide, 1909" (from the New York Call, December 24, 1909). This cartoon was typical in the way it presented female workers as physically decrepit and young. It was partially in their enfeebled bodies that workers and their middle-class leaders claimed to find workplace legitimacy. The cartoon is also emblematic of the cross-class dialogue that was integral to the direction of the 1909 and 1913 strikes.

From Sweated work, weak bodies: anti-sweatshop campaigns and languages of labor by Daniel E. Bender

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  • Figure 12 "Two Phases of Yuletide, 1909" (from the New York Call, December 24, 1909). This cartoon was typical in the way it presented female workers as physically decrepit and young. It was partially in their enfeebled bodies that workers and their middle-class leaders claimed to find workplace legitimacy. The cartoon is also emblematic of the cross-class dialogue that was integral to the direction of the 1909 and 1913 strikes.