Banner - Australian Boot Trade Employees Federation, Ballarat Branch, circa 1905 Reg. No: HT 10041
- This canvas banner was painted by Fred Spielvogel circa 1905 for the Australian Boot Trade Employees Federation, Ballarat Branch.
On 5 March 1905 the Ballarat Eight Hours' Day Organising Committee agreed to organise entertainments with a view to raising funds to commission a banner for the Bootmakers' Union (Ballarat Star, 6 March 1905). On 11 April the Ballarat Courier reported on a profoundly rainy Ballarat Eight Hours' Day procession: 'The bootmakers with their new banner looking spic and span it had just emerged from the studio of the artist Mr Fred Spielvogel, and on it were representations of up-to-date boot-producing machinery, came next.'
- Oil painted on canvas, wool fringe.
Side A: Text frames two images of bootmakers: one standing facing us, the other at work at boot making machinery.
Side B: Predominantly text, with an image of a wooden shoe last along the bottom edge.
- Acquisition Information:
- Loan & Subsequent Donation from Textile, Clothing & Footwear Union of Australia, 1998
- Donated by the Textile Clothing & Footwear Union of Australia, Victorian Branch.
|Dimensions:||242 cm (Height), 246 cm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||8 hours day movement, boot shoemaking industry, footwear industry, trade unions|
|Themes this item is part of:||Victorian Trade Union Banners: a proud tradition - Origins, Victorian Trade Union Banners: a proud tradition - Imagery, Victorian Trade Union Banners: a proud tradition - The Banners, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection|
|Primary Classification:||TRADE UNIONS|
|Secondary Classification:||Textile, Clothing & Footwear|
|Inscriptions:||Painted side A: AUSTRALIAN BOOT TRADE/ FEDERATION/ BALLARAT DIVISION
Painted side B: EACH FOR ALL ALL FOR EACH/ THUS YOU TOIL/ BUT NOT FOR YOURSELVES/ TRUE TO THE LAST
|Artist:||Mr Fred Spielvogel, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, post 1905|
|Commissioned By:||Australian Boot Trade Employees' Federation (ABTEF), Australia, post 1905|
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