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Photograph of a cartoon, by an unidentified artist, depicting a USS Company fireman holding the travelling public and the USS Company in its hands, 18 January 1919

Reference Number: 1/2-030963-F

Photograph of a cartoon titled `In the hollow of his hands; frenzied folk in the frisky fireman's fateful fingers' by an unidentified artist. It was published in NZ Truth on the 18th of January, 1919 and depicts a United Steam Ship Company fireman holding the travelling public and the USS Company in his hands. The caption below reads " New Zealand at the present time is being vastly inconvenienced by the trouble the USS Company is having with its firemen who seem to have the `octopus' on toast. Unless the Government wakes up and `takes steps', the sorry business may develop into something of a more serious nature."

Key terms:
1 image, related to United Steam Ship Company, Travellers, Labour disputes and Fire fighters.

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Photograph of a cartoon, by an unidentified artist, depicting a USS Company fireman holding the travelling public and the USS Company in its hands, Reference Number 1/2-030963-F (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Vertical imageSingle negative

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures331. Labour conditions. 1919(PFP-015785)

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