This banner is unusual in that it was made for a co-operative society. The design is oil paint on woven silk and is hand sewn. One side of the banner shows an image of the central premises of the Cefn & District Co-operative Society, the other shows this image of the wheatsheaf and the traditional labour movement slogans “Each for All and All for Each” and “Labor and Wait”.
The wheatsheaf is used as a symbol for co-operation as one ear of wheat does not stand up, but bound together with others, it is strong. The American spelling of “Labor” was used by co-operators from the 1860s to show support for the anti slavery movement in the United States.
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