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Social Class Collection

"Exploring Social Class Through Art: A Glimpse into the Struggles and Aspirations" In this captivating collection of artworks

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Cromwell at the Battle of Marston Moor, 1886. Artist: John J Crew

Cromwell at the Battle of Marston Moor, 1886. Artist: John J Crew
Cromwell at the Battle of Marston Moor, 1886. Leading a Charge after Being Wounded in his Right Arm. Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) commanded the forces of Parliament during the English Civil War

Background imageSocial Class Collection: The latecomers, c1914. Creator: Albert Guillaume

The latecomers, c1914. Creator: Albert Guillaume
The latecomers, c1914

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Worker and Kolkhoz Woman, sculpture by Vera Mukhina, Moscow (b / w photo)

Worker and Kolkhoz Woman, sculpture by Vera Mukhina, Moscow (b / w photo)
7200710 Worker and Kolkhoz Woman, sculpture by Vera Mukhina, Moscow (b/w photo) by Russian Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Worker and Kolkhoz Woman)

Background imageSocial Class Collection: The Devils Acre - Westminster, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré

The Devils Acre - Westminster, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré
The Devils Acre-Westminster, 1872. Devils Acre, a Victorian slum near Westminster Abbey had a high rate of mortality from diseases such as typhoid. From, " LONDON

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Our Village, c1890, (1936). Creator: Hubert von Herkomer

Our Village, c1890, (1936). Creator: Hubert von Herkomer
Our Village, c1890, (1936). Village scene by Sir Hubert von Herkomer. (1849-1914). Oil on canvas. From " Bibbys Annual 1936", edited by Joseph Bibby. [J. Bibby & Sons, Ltd. Liverpool, 1936]

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Portrait of Arthur Atherley as an Etonian, c1791. Creator: Thomas Lawrence

Portrait of Arthur Atherley as an Etonian, c1791. Creator: Thomas Lawrence
Portrait of Arthur Atherley as an Etonian, c1791

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Woman Reading a Letter, c.1663. Creator: Jan Vermeer

Woman Reading a Letter, c.1663. Creator: Jan Vermeer
Woman Reading a Letter, c.1663. Other Title(s): Woman in Blue Reading a Letter. In a quiet, private moment, a young woman stands, engrossed in reading a letter

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Young Woman, with Puck the Dog, c.1885-c.1886. Creator: Thérèse Schwartze

Young Woman, with Puck the Dog, c.1885-c.1886. Creator: Thérèse Schwartze
Young Woman, with Puck the Dog, c.1885-c.1886

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Dutch Girl at Breakfast, c.1756. Creator: Jean-Etienne Liotard

Dutch Girl at Breakfast, c.1756. Creator: Jean-Etienne Liotard
Dutch Girl at Breakfast, c.1756

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Friedrich Engels, German socialist and collaborator and supporter of Karl Marx, 1879

Friedrich Engels, German socialist and collaborator and supporter of Karl Marx, 1879. Engels lived mainly in England from 1842

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Amazons of the Bow: A Sketch at an Archery Meeting (coloured engraving)

Amazons of the Bow: A Sketch at an Archery Meeting (coloured engraving)
729474 Amazons of the Bow: A Sketch at an Archery Meeting (coloured engraving) by Davis, Lucien (1860-1941); Private Collection; (add.info.: Amazons of the Bow: A Sketch at an Archery Meeting)

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Willoughby Bertie by Thomas Gainsborough

Willoughby Bertie by Thomas Gainsborough
3849836 Willoughby Bertie by Thomas Gainsborough by Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-88); (add.info.: Willoughby Bertie by Thomas Gainsborough, English portrait and landscape painter (1727-1788)

Background imageSocial Class Collection: An Elegant Lady in a Rowing Boat (oil on canvas)

An Elegant Lady in a Rowing Boat (oil on canvas)
6431759 An Elegant Lady in a Rowing Boat (oil on canvas) by Putz, Leo (1869-1940); 85.5x70 cm; Private Collection

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Limehouse Dock, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré

Limehouse Dock, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré
Limehouse Dock, 1872. Limehouse Dock in Tower Hamlets used by seagoing vessels to offload cargo to canal barges, for onward transport along the Regents Canal. From, " LONDON

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Comic sea bathing scene (colour litho)

Comic sea bathing scene (colour litho)
8621697 Comic sea bathing scene (colour litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Comic sea bathing scene. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

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8619731

Background imageSocial Class Collection: The End of the Races at Auteuil, c.1888-98 (oil on canvas)

The End of the Races at Auteuil, c.1888-98 (oil on canvas)
XIR222748 The End of the Races at Auteuil, c.1888-98 (oil on canvas) by Smith, Carlton Alfred (1853-1946); Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris

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214260

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0035 002
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8971116

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8970639

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8970631

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0035 002
8961686

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8961685

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8619664

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8961405

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Paris Fashions during the French Revolution

Paris Fashions during the French Revolution
3784773 Paris Fashions during the French Revolution; (add.info.: Paris Fashions during the French Revolution, 1792 - from engraving by Hippolyte Pauquet after Debucourt. French Revolution: 1789-1799)

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Portrait of a Woman with a Lapdog, 1672. Creator: Frans van Mieris I

Portrait of a Woman with a Lapdog, 1672. Creator: Frans van Mieris I
Portrait of a Woman with a Lapdog, 1672

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Portrait of a Man aged Forty-two, 1652. Creator: Gerard Terborch II

Portrait of a Man aged Forty-two, 1652. Creator: Gerard Terborch II
Portrait of a Man aged Forty-two, 1652

Background imageSocial Class Collection: W.D. Haywood leads Lowell strike parade, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

W.D. Haywood leads Lowell strike parade, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
W.D. Haywood leads Lowell strike parade, 1912. Shows William Dudley (Big Bill) Haywood, an American labor movement leader, marching with strikers in Lowell, Massachusetts

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Pennsylvania coal strike - in Atlantic camp showing guns of deputies, between c1910 and c1915

Pennsylvania coal strike - in Atlantic camp showing guns of deputies, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageSocial Class Collection: In Superior Camp - Mine strike, Pennsylvania, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

In Superior Camp - Mine strike, Pennsylvania, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
In Superior Camp - Mine strike, Pennsylvania, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageSocial Class Collection: London Strike. Police escort for one van. between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

London Strike. Police escort for one van. between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
London Strike. Police escort for one van. between c1910 and c1915

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Thanksgiving Maskers scramble for pennies, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Thanksgiving Maskers scramble for pennies, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Thanksgiving Maskers scramble for pennies, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Coal miners, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Coal miners, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Coal miners, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageSocial Class Collection: N.Y. - Lawrence strike meeting, (1912?). Creator: Bain News Service

N.Y. - Lawrence strike meeting, (1912?). Creator: Bain News Service
N.Y. - Lawrence strike meeting, (1912?). Shows group of men gathered outdoors, probably in New York City, to hear about the textile mill strike in Lawrence, MA

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Lawrence strike meeting, New York, (1912?). Creator: Bain News Service

Lawrence strike meeting, New York, (1912?). Creator: Bain News Service
Lawrence strike meeting, New York, (1912?). Shows group of men gathered outdoors, probably in New York City, to hear about the textile strike in Lawrence, MA

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Strikers crossing London Bridge, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Strikers crossing London Bridge, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Strikers crossing London Bridge, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Count & Countess Lonyay, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service

Count & Countess Lonyay, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
Count & Countess Lonyay, 1913. Princess Stephanie of Belgium (1864-1945), with her husband, Count Elemer Lonyay, who she married in 1900

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Employees of the Baldwin Locomotive works standing outside bldg. Philadelphia, 1910

Employees of the Baldwin Locomotive works standing outside bldg. Philadelphia, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Employees of the Baldwin Locomotive works standing outside bldg. Philadelphia, 1910

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Strikers clamoring for motorman of car, Philadelphia, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Strikers clamoring for motorman of car, Philadelphia, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Strikers clamoring for motorman of car, Philadelphia, 1910

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Battered striker with policemen, Philadelphia, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Battered striker with policemen, Philadelphia, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Battered striker with policemen, Philadelphia, 1910

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Rioters stoning a trolley car, Philadelphia, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Rioters stoning a trolley car, Philadelphia, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Rioters stoning a trolley car, Philadelphia, 1910

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Rioters charging horse-drawn car, later wrecking it on Kensington Ave. Philadelphia, 1910

Rioters charging horse-drawn car, later wrecking it on Kensington Ave. Philadelphia, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Rioters charging horse-drawn car, later wrecking it on Kensington Ave. Philadelphia, 1910

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Taking home geese won at raffle, Xmas, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Taking home geese won at raffle, Xmas, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Taking home geese won at raffle, Xmas, 1910

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Raffle for goose Xmas [Christmas], 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Raffle for goose Xmas [Christmas], 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Raffle for goose Xmas [Christmas], 1910

Background imageSocial Class Collection: Miners among coal boxes, S. Wilkes-Barre, PA. 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Miners among coal boxes, S. Wilkes-Barre, PA. 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Miners among coal boxes, S. Wilkes-Barre, PA. 1912



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"Exploring Social Class Through Art: A Glimpse into the Struggles and Aspirations" In this captivating collection of artworks, we delve into the intricate tapestry of social class, unraveling its complexities and shedding light on the lives of individuals across different strata. Each piece tells a unique story, offering us a glimpse into the struggles and aspirations that defined their existence. The Worker and Kolkhoz Woman sculpture by Vera Mukhina stands tall in Moscow, symbolizing the unity between laborers and farmers during Soviet times. This powerful black-and-white photograph captures their strength amidst societal divisions. Moving to 1872 Westminster, Gustave Doré's The Devils Acre transports us to a notorious slum area where poverty reigns supreme. With meticulous detail, Doré exposes the harsh reality faced by those trapped in destitution while challenging society's indifference towards their plight. Hubert von Herkomer's Our Village takes us back to c1890 when rural life was marked by simplicity and close-knit communities. Here we witness an idyllic scene where neighbors come together, transcending social barriers through shared experiences. An Elegant Lady in a Rowing Boat presents an intriguing contrast as it portrays opulence against a serene backdrop. This oil painting invites contemplation on how wealth can shape one's position within society while highlighting leisurely pursuits enjoyed exclusively by the upper classes. Gustave Doré returns with Limehouse Dock in 1872, revealing another facet - industrialization versus manual labor. Amidst towering cranes and bustling activity, workers struggle for survival amidst unforgiving conditions imposed upon them. Juxtaposing time periods further is The Crane on the Antwerp quay by the frozen Scheldt from 1622—an ode to maritime commerce that fueled economic disparities during Europe's Golden Age. It reminds us how trade shaped hierarchies within societies centuries ago.