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Choose from 89 pictures in our Unemployed collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

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The Leaders of the Leicester Unemployed Pilgrimage to London

The Leaders of the Leicester Unemployed Pilgrimage to London (Mr George White, Rev F Lewis Donaldson and Mr Amos Sheriff). On 4th June 1905, 497 unemployed men from the city of Leicester marched to London to protest against the lack of employment opportunities; one of the most momentous events in the history of the city's working class. Two of the three men pictured on this card went on to be hugely successful. Amos Sherriff would become Mayor of Leicester in 1922 and the Rev Donaldson, vicar of St Mark's Church, became a Canon of Westminster Abbey. The other march-leader was George Sticky White, secretary of the Unemployed Committee, called 'Sticky' because he walked everywhere with a stick. Despite his disability, he walked all the way to London with the others but for reason unknown he only received little fanfare when he returned to Leicester. He sadly committed suicide in the 1920s. In relation to the march, The Times newspaper rather savagely reported: A walk to London, especially if food and shelter on the way are provided free, will always be attractive to the restless, the shiftless, or the simpletons among the unemployed and unemployable. This form of menace must be resisted. They must be assured their walk proves nothing. !! Date: 1905

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

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Distress in Lancashire: mill-hands work on Preston Moors

The distress in Lancashire: mill-hands at work on Preston Moors. Unemployed operatives levelling waste ground on the north side of the town, over seen by inspectors, in preparation for the ground being built on. In exchange for small wages, in this way the unemployed of Preston are kept from want and given useful work. There is no severe exaction of labour, and the men work cheerfully, without the need to remove their coats as navvies do.

© Mary Evans Picture Library

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Lady French helping women find work, WW1

Lady French, wife of General French, pictured in a work room at Harrods where unemployed women were engaged at a wage of ten shillings a week with a good dinner and tea daily. All materials were supplied free. During the war, unemployment was kept at bay by charitable ventures such as this. Date: 1914

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans