U.A.W. Local 203 Union Cap, circa 1936

Summary

Daniel Corner proudly wore this cap to United Auto Workers labor union meetings, adding buttons to his cap every year between October 1937 and January 1942. During this time, he worked for Ford Motor Company and may have faced threats of violence from Ford security staff for his union activities. Ford officially unionized on June 20, 1941.

Daniel Corner proudly wore this cap to United Auto Workers labor union meetings, adding buttons to his cap every year between October 1937 and January 1942. During this time, he worked for Ford Motor Company and may have faced threats of violence from Ford security staff for his union activities. Ford officially unionized on June 20, 1941.

Artifact

Cap (Headgear)

Date Made

circa 1936

Subject Date

1936-1980

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2012.87.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. In Memory of Daniel Corner.

Material

Oilcloth

Dimensions

Height: 4 in

Width: 11 in

Inscriptions

printed inside cap: CAPITAL ADVERTISING / MEDIUM / DETROIT / UNION MADE / U.A.W. LOCAL 205 side of cap (mostly obscured by badges): U.A.W. / LOCAL 203 / MOTOR PRODUCTS

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