Hog Island Help Wanted Sign

Title

Hog Island Help Wanted Sign

Subject

Hog Island Ship-Yard

Description

This photograph contains a sign which advertises for 8000 laborers to perform government work at the Hog Island Ship-Yard. The sign offers potential laborers $3.85 for a 10 hour day. The sign advertises for boarding and lodging at a cost of $1.00 against your daily wages. The Hog Island Ship-Yard employed numerous African American migrants from the South in the construction of American ships built for service in World War I.

Source

National Archives

Publisher

WCU, HIS 601/HON 452 Great Migration and Digital Story Telling, Fall 2014

Date

c. 1918

Contributor

John Hashagen

Format

JPG

Type

Still Image

Original Format

Photo

Files

Hog Island Sign 19187012 Nat Archives.jpg


Citation

“Hog Island Help Wanted Sign,” Goin' North, accessed December 1, 2022, https://goinnorth.org/items/show/25.