Justice Department murals

Labor Art

The Department of Justice building houses a unique collection of murals by George Biddle, Henry Varnum Poor, Leon Kroll and others. These artists created images of daily life in America, and were particularly interested in portraying triumphs and tragedies of workers, families and issues facing the country. One particularly powerful mural depicts women, children and men crammed into a small textile factory; the title of this mural is "Sweatshop." The Biddle murals are located on the Constitution Avenue side of the building.(check to see if still there, find out interesting stories)




Constitution between 9th & 10th Sts NW

DC Labor Map

Welcome to the DC Labor Map! Here you can find both current and historic labor sites in Washington, DC, including union hotels, restaurants, international and local union organizations, labor art and historic labor sites. You can use it for an online virtual tour of DC labor, or to plan your visit to our nation’s capital.
CLICK ON "LEGEND" at right to view categories; TO CHOOSE A SPECIFIC CATEGORY just click on it and only those sites will be shown.
We welcome your comments and suggestions: click on the “comments” tab at the bottom of the map. The DC Labor Map is a project of the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO: primary research was done by Chris Garlock, Jon Garlock and Lisa Garlock; contributors include: Saul Schniderman, Peter Winch and Fhar Miess.