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Wharton Esherick Museum
Malvern, PA
United States

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The Hammersmen

Woodblock print for Esherick's illustrated version of Walt Whitman's "Song of the Broad Axe".

"...The forge-furnace is there, the melt is accomplish'd; the hammers-men are at hand with their tongs and hammers; What always served, and always serves, is at hand"

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Esherick had a great admiration for Whitman, however it is clear that Esherick also sympathized with the American Socialist movement. This movement was at its height in the 1920s and 30s, and Wharton believed in the dignity of the worker and resisted machines striping men of their skills.
Woodblock print for Esherick\
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Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA
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