Smash Jim Crow - New 3rd Party Headquarters, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, 1948
Joe Schwartz, Folk Photography: Poems I've Never Written (2000), 112.
A black-and-white photograph of a meeting outside the offices of the American Labor Party. Men and women stand and talk to each other or look towards the camera. The office marquee loudly supports the Progressive Party ticket of Henry Wallace and Glen Taylor. It also lists endorsed candidates for the positions of state senate, city court, assembly, and the county court.
Small round Ben Davis political button with a pin back. Red lettering on an off-white background reads "Answer Peekskill/ Re-Elect/ Ben Davis/ Vote A.L.P." emblem of the Allied Printing Trades Council (labor union) appears between the last two lines. The back is a simple metal stickpin; there is no catch for the pin. There are several small rust spots.