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Socialism Collection

Background imageSocialism Collection: The Workers May-Pole, design for a socialist poster

The Workers May-Pole, design for a socialist poster
The Workers May-Pole, a design for a socialist poster, with a central allegorical figure, and banners and ribbons labelled with abstract ideas such as Leisure, Solidarity and Humanity. Date: 1894

Background imageSocialism Collection: French poster, The Future Lies in Socialism

French poster, The Future Lies in Socialism
A French poster which declares that The Future Lies in Socialism, showing men who have fought in the First World War facing up to the octopus monster of commercialism, foreign gold

Background imageSocialism Collection: Rosa Luxemburg, Marxist activist in Germany

Rosa Luxemburg, Marxist activist in Germany
Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919), Marxist activist in Germany. Date: early 20th century

Background imageSocialism Collection: The William Morris Clarion van

The William Morris Clarion van
A man stands on a Clarion van under a banner reading Socialism talking to a crowd of people congregated around him. One holds a bicycle and other bicycles are visible by the van

Background imageSocialism Collection: Man holding flag

Man holding flag
Socialist pamphlet cover illustration: Letters to a young woman : an introduction to socialism by Douglas Rogers, Forum Press, 1944 Date: 1944

Background imageSocialism Collection: French poster for the Socialist Party (SFIO)

French poster for the Socialist Party (SFIO)
A French poster for the Socialist Party SFIO (French Section of the Workers International), showing men who have fought in the First World War facing up to a degenerate capitalist kneeling down to

Background imageSocialism Collection: Harold Wilson, British Labour Prime Minister

Harold Wilson, British Labour Prime Minister
Harold Wilson (1916-1995), British Labour Prime Minister from 1964-1970 and 1974-1976. Date: mid-1960s

Background imageSocialism Collection: Cartoon, The Church and Stage Guild

Cartoon, The Church and Stage Guild -- Playful Kittens! The Church and Stage Guild was formed in May 1879, with a view to breaking down prejudice against the theatre and its performers

Background imageSocialism Collection: Das Kapital, also called Capital (1867)

Das Kapital, also called Capital (1867)
Karl Marx (1818-1883). German philosopher, political theorist, and socialist revolutionary. Das Kapital, also called Capital (1867). A Critique of Political Economy (1867)

Background imageSocialism Collection: Dennis Skinner, Labour MP for Bolsover, Derbyshire

Dennis Skinner, Labour MP for Bolsover, Derbyshire
Dennis Edward Skinner (b 1932), Labour politician, MP for Bolsover since 1970. Well known for his outspoken remarks in parliament, for which he has been suspended more than ten times

Background imageSocialism Collection: John Maclean, Scottish teacher and revolutionary socialist

John Maclean, Scottish teacher and revolutionary socialist
John Maclean (1879-1923), Scottish schoolteacher and revolutionary Marxist socialist. He was imprisoned for his opposition to the First World War, and lost his teaching post

Background imageSocialism Collection: George Woodcock, TUC General Secretary

George Woodcock, TUC General Secretary
George Woodcock (1904-1979), British trade unionist and TUC General Secretary from 1960 to 1969. Date: 1963

Background imageSocialism Collection: Sidney Webb, socialist, economist and reformer

Sidney Webb, socialist, economist and reformer
Sidney James Webb, 1st Baron Passfield (1859-1947), British socialist, economist, reformer and co-founder of the London School of Economics. 1920

Background imageSocialism Collection: Alfred Onions, Welsh Labour MP

Alfred Onions, Welsh Labour MP
Alfred Onions (1858-1921), Welsh Labour MP for Caerphilly and Treasurer of the South Wales Miners Federation

Background imageSocialism Collection: Karl Marx and his wife, Jenny (nee von Westphalen)

Karl Marx and his wife, Jenny (nee von Westphalen)
Karl Marx (1818-1883), German philosopher, political economist, historian, political theorist, sociologist, communist and revolutionary

Background imageSocialism Collection: George Galloway, British left-wing politician, at his desk

George Galloway, British left-wing politician, at his desk
George Galloway (b 1954), British left-wing politician, formerly a Labour MP, before founding the Respect Party. Seen here working at his desk. From 2001 Vice President of the Stop The War Coalition

Background imageSocialism Collection: An Allegory of Social Strife, by Archibald Ziegler

An Allegory of Social Strife, by Archibald Ziegler
An Allegory of Social Strife, a painting by Archibald Ziegler. A reflection on postwar mass unemployment and social unrest, recalling the 1926 General Strike. late 1920s

Background imageSocialism Collection: Robert Owen - New Harmony, Indiana, USA

Robert Owen - New Harmony, Indiana, USA
New Harmony, Indiana, USA. Robert Owen established an experimental co-operative community to compliment his ideas for social reform. The project failed in 1828. Date: 1838

Background imageSocialism Collection: Frederick Maddison MP - UK Politician

Frederick Maddison MP - UK Politician
Frederick Maddison MP (1856-1937) - UK Politician from Burnley. A Labour leader, President of the Trades Union Congress in 1886 - MP for Sheffield Division (1897/1900)

Background imageSocialism Collection: Socialist march, London, early 1900s

Socialist march, London, early 1900s Date: early 1900s

Background imageSocialism Collection: Merton Abbey Tapestry Looms

Merton Abbey Tapestry Looms
A photograph showing women working at the tapestry looms of Merton Abbey, William Morris, being a fervent believer in socialism, paid his workers here more than average

Background imageSocialism Collection: Cartoon, Socialism Below Stairs

Cartoon, Socialism Below Stairs
Political cartoon, Socialism Below Stairs - servants in a kitchen Date: 1891

Background imageSocialism Collection: German socilalists, Berlin

German socilalists, Berlin Date: 1925

Background imageSocialism Collection: Socialism in Germany

Socialism in Germany
There was an increase in Socialism in the German Reichstag in 1912. The 1912 elections saw the SPD retain its position as the most voted-for party and become the largest party in the Reichstag

Background imageSocialism Collection: Socialist Meeting, East End, London

Socialist Meeting, East End, London
The Socialist Sunday Meetings in the East End, London. We see a comparative view of Dod Street on a normal Sunday, compared with the same street during the socialist demonstration of Sunday

Background imageSocialism Collection: Karl Marx at IWMA meeting, London

Karl Marx at IWMA meeting, London
Reproduction of a painting by O.G. Verejski entitled Marx at the IWMA Meeting. Karl Marx was attending, but not speaking at, a meeting of the IWMA (International Working Men's Association)

Background imageSocialism Collection: NUS President Trevor Phillips and campaigners

NUS President Trevor Phillips and campaigners
NUS President Trevor Phillips (left, b. 1953, later a writer and broadcaster) and campaigning students from the London Boroughs of Harrow and Kingston, outside the Education Department in Waterloo

Background imageSocialism Collection: NUS President Charles Clarke and three colleagues

NUS President Charles Clarke and three colleagues
NUS President Charles Clarke (standing, b.1950, later a Labour MP and Cabinet Minister)) with NUS executive colleagues, from left to right, Alastair Stewart (b)

Background imageSocialism Collection: NUS President Charles Clarke with two students

NUS President Charles Clarke with two students
NUS (National Union of Students) President Charles Clarke (b.1950, later a Labour MP and Cabinet Minister) with two students, Clare Weber and Paul Butler

Background imageSocialism Collection: Children campaigning for more nursery places

Children campaigning for more nursery places, 7 July 1979. With them is the Labour MP, Neil Kinnock. As indicated on their badges, some of the children were also campaigning in 1968

Background imageSocialism Collection: Advertisement for Morning Star newspaper

Advertisement for Morning Star newspaper
Advertisement for the Morning Star newspaper, 29 November 1982 -- Lively Left, order from your newsagent. Date: 1982

Background imageSocialism Collection: Anti-Tory demonstration with Morning Star banner

Anti-Tory demonstration with Morning Star banner
Anti-Tory demonstration on a London street with a Morning Star banner and Socialist Worker placards. Date: circa 1980

Background imageSocialism Collection: MPs protesting about housing cuts

MPs protesting about housing cuts at the Department of the Environment, 19 February 1981. On the left is Gerald Kaufmann, Labour MP. Each MP carries a placard giving statistics for their area

Background imageSocialism Collection: Spain. Civil War. L'Escola de Tots. Escola Nova

Spain. Civil War. L'Escola de Tots. Escola Nova Unificada (Everyone's School. Unified New School). Engraving. SPAIN. Barcelona. University of Barcelona

Background imageSocialism Collection: Spanish Civil War 10 Demands Of Youth Presented

Spanish Civil War 10 Demands Of Youth Presented
spanish, civil, war, 10, demands, of, youth, presented, by, santiago, carrillo, general, secretary, the, juventudes, socialistas, unificadas, during, an, act, held, on, 24th, june, in, valencia

Background imageSocialism Collection: Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). La cinquena columna

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). La cinquena columna es un perill. Cal destruir-la! (The Fifth Column is a Menace. We Shall Destroy It). Poster by Friedfled for the Partit Socialista Unificat

Background imageSocialism Collection: Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Leed Verdad

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Leed Verdad, vuestro diario (Read Verdad (Truth), your newspaper). Unified journal of the communist and socialist parties. Poster. SPAIN. Salamanca

Background imageSocialism Collection: LARGO CABALLERO, Francisco (1869-1946). Spanish

LARGO CABALLERO, Francisco (1869-1946). Spanish socialist politician. Propaganda poster of the Valencian Socialist Federation. SPAIN. Salamanca. Archivo Historico Nacional

Background imageSocialism Collection: Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Union! Disciplina!

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Union! Disciplina! Por el Socialismo (Union! Discipline! For Socialism). Lower section of a poster made by Carles Fontsere for the POUM

Background imageSocialism Collection: Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Avancemos!

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Avancemos! (Let's advance!). Poster of the Socialist Party

Background imageSocialism Collection: Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). El socialismo

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). El socialismo es la humanidad superada (Socialism is Humanity that Has Got Better), Poster of the Valencian Socialist Federation designed by J. Barreira. SPAIN

Background imageSocialism Collection: Spain. Civil War. Man Will Be Released by Socialism

Spain. Civil War. Man Will Be Released by Socialism. Poster edited by the Valencian Socialist Federation. Painting. SPAIN. Salamanca. Archivo Historico Nacional

Background imageSocialism Collection: Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Prime Minister

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Prime Minister Juan Negrin visiting the front

Background imageSocialism Collection: Clarion Van

Clarion Van
A group of people standing in front of Clarion van no. 2, some holding copies of the Clarion newspaper. Fred Bramley (TUC General Secretary 1923-1925) stands on the van. Date: c. 1907

Background imageSocialism Collection: Robert Blatchford and the Clarion van

Robert Blatchford and the Clarion van
A group of people sit on and stand around a new Clarion van (mobile propaganda vehicle) designed by Walter Crane, to celebrate its completion

Background imageSocialism Collection: National Clarion Cycling Club

National Clarion Cycling Club
Members of the National Clarion Cycling Club London Union at their Autumn Meet in Dorking. Men and women and some children stand and sit in front of a wooded area for a large group photograph

Background imageSocialism Collection: Albanian crowds gathered to greet Enver Hoxha

Albanian crowds gathered to greet Enver Hoxha
A huge crowd of people gather in the Mallakast;district of Albania to welcome their communist leader Enver Hoxha on his visit to the area. Date: c. 1970s

Background imageSocialism Collection: Enver Hoxha's speech in Mallakast; Albania

Enver Hoxha's speech in Mallakast; Albania
A huge crowd gather in Mallakast;to hear the Albanian leader Enver Hoxha speak to the people from a balcony, along with other officials. Date: c. 1970s



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