Wilkes-Barre: National Tom Mooney Molders Defense Committee of Wilkes-Barre, 1934. Single printed sheet, 8 ½ x 11 inches. Some tears and wear to edge, closed tear of about one inch at lower margin, good condition overall. Good. Item #List813
An unrecorded broadside advertising an event in Wilkes-Barre for Tom Mooney, who had at this point “been buried alive in the prison hell hole of San Quentin, California.” The Wilkes-Barre group was affiliated with the National Tom Mooney Molders Defense Committee. Dorothea Lange famously photographed Mooney during his period at San Quentin, when he was one of the world’s most famous political prisoners. Mooney convicted of the San Francisco Perparedness Day Bombing of 1916 at the height of anarchist violence in the United States, leading to his subsequent show trial and probable wrongful conviction. An uncommon survival of the national movement to free Tom Mooney.