{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 964, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/964", "Disp_Access_No" : "13-G-3578", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "c. 1935", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1930", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1940", "Disp_Title" : "Unemployed", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "George E. C. Wiggins", "Sort_Artist" : "Wiggins, George E. C.", "Disp_Dimen" : "8 1/4 x 12 1/2 in. (21 x 31.8 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "8 1/4 in.", "Disp_Width" : "12 1/2 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "Image", "Medium" : "Lithograph", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Lithograph", "Info_Page_Comm" : " See the interpretive label written by S. Joel Garver, Ph.D., <i>Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy</i>, for the exhibition <i>Teaching and Learning in the Art Museum: La Salle University Faculty Selections</i> in the online exhibition <a href="https://digitalcommons.lasalle.edu/faculty_selections_2018/9/">HERE</a>. <SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-size:10pt">Label for "American Scenes: WPA-Era Prints from the 1930s and 1940s", La Salle University Art Museum, March 12- May 30, 2014:<BR/><BR/>Originally from Arkansas, Wiggins attended the Penn­sylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and was awarded a prestigious Cresson scholarship for study abroad. He eventually settled in Philadelphia and worked as an il­lustrator for the </SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-size:10pt;font-style:italic">Saturday Evening Post</SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-size:10pt"> and other publi­cations.<BR/><BR/>In this Social Realist depiction, Wiggins focuses on the subject of a union strike. The banner in the background, “Philadelphia Union Workers,” situates the scene in Philadelphia. Signs reading “To Hell with Charity” and “[Wo]rkers [De]mand Free […] Water and [Elect]ricity” suggest possible connections with the burst of union activity that took place around 1935, with numerous organized union strikes and the emergence of the Com­mittee for Industrial Organization (CIO). On the left, a fiery speaker stands next to an American flag, his ex­tended arm pointing into the center of the composition; while a mounted policeman on the far right looks in­wards over the crowd of protestors. In the foreground, a smiling woman appears to beg for money. Wearing an armband in support of the strike, she holds out a cup to a gentleman who reaches into his pocket for coins. <BR/><BR/>Klare Scarborough<BR/>Director and Chief Curator, La Salle University Art Museum</SPAN></SPAN>", "Dedication" : "Purchased with funds provided by the Art Angels", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "PRINTS", "Creation_Place2" : "", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/13-G-3578.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/13-G-3578.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/13-G-3578.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/13-G-3578.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "2398", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }