Banner of the London Jewish Bakers' Union, early 20th century

Unknowncirca 1925

The Jewish Museum, London

The Jewish Museum, London
London, United Kingdom

This painted silk banner was made around 1925, and is one of only two surviving Jewish union banners in Britain. It belonged to the London Jewish Bakers’ Union, the longest lived Jewish trade union, which operated from 1905 to 1970. The banner reminded shoppers to buy bread with the union label, which guaranteed that it was baked under acceptable working conditions. The other side of the banner has the same slogans in Yiddish.


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