Mother Jones. Born Mary Harris Jones. (c. 1830 - Nov. 30, 1930). After she lost her husband and 4 kids (all under age 5) to yellow fever, and her dress-shop to the Chicago Fire, she became a worker's rights leader. At one time called, "the most dangerous woman in America." Mother Jones supported Appalachian coal miners and encouraged them to unionize. Fucking hell.
Mother Jones at the White House in Washington DC, 1924. Labor leader Mother Jones was known as a radical union organizer who fought to organize miners. In her later years she also worked for child labor reform. She was sometimes known as the Mother of All Agitators.
Mary Harris Jones (Mother Jones).. The Most Dangerous Woman in American.. [she was denounced on the floor of the United States Senate as the "grandmother of all agitators," she replied: "I hope to live long enough to be the great-grandmother of all agitators."] Mother Jones
"Get it straight: I'm not a humanitarian, I'm a hell-raiser." This week, our Famous Speech Friday is a 1912 speech given by activist Mother Jones to West Virginia miners. Click through for what you can learn from this speech, plus rare video of her speaking.
1910 Bust improver by Dickins & Jones retailers. Bust-improver made from lace and interwoven figured silk satin ribbons, boning, mother-of-pearl buttons. Another early version of the bra. See more at http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O140877/bust-improver-dickins-jones/#