George Gunton (1845-1919)
Oil on canvas
canvas: 36 x 27 in. ( 91.4 x 69.2 cm )
Signed and dated upper right: "Austa Densmore Sturdevant / ’94"
Labor reform leader and journalist, Gunton was born in England and came to the United States at the age of twenty-nine. He worked as a weaver in New England textile mills and later moved to New York where he published his book, "Wealth and Progress," in 1887. In 1891 he began publishing what was to become one of the most influential labor and economics periodicals of the era, "The Social Economist," later called "Gunton's Magazine."
Gift of Mrs. Louise Gunton Royston and her nephew, Matthew Gunton
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