Alice Neel, Uneeda Biscuit Strike, 1936
was she familiar with lowry’s work i wonder.
this painting was on sale at artsy a while ago, was sold though in the meantime (google the title).
The Depression years slowed the company growth, but despite failing profits. N.B.C. managed to maintain and even raise dividend payments through a policy of severe wage reductions. The price of shareholder satisfaction, however, was labor unrest. In the early 1930s serious strikes broke out at Nabisco plants in New York, Philadelphia, and Atlanta, where angry picketers proclaimed “U-Don’t-Needa biscuit!”