THE CAT IS OUT OF THE BAG [caption title, followed by 12 paragraphs of text]

THE CAT IS OUT OF THE BAG [caption title, followed by 12 paragraphs of text]

Boston, Mass. Issued by the Massachusetts Public Interests League, 210 Newbury St, nd (ca. 1924). Broadside, 11 x 5 1/2 inches. Arguing against ratification of a proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution to reform child labor laws: "If the so-called Child Labor Amendment is ratified and becomes the law of the land, how are parents in modest circumstances to support their families," followed by quotes from socialists and communists, summing up "when American children and youth are fed and clothed by the government, when the government decides whether and how they may work, and where and how they be educated … they will have been nationalized as completely as the children of Soviet Russia." The Massachusetts Public Interests League was founded in 1915 as a conservative women's organization; Margaret C. Robinson was the leader through most of its existence, voicing her anti-suffrage views and opposition to social welfare. The amendment was not adopted and no state has approved it since 1937, but laws passed during the depression largely achieved its goals. Some offsetting, but a very good example. Folded. (7165). Item #59312

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