New Masses

New Masses was published monthly in the U.S. from 1926-1948, and began when some of the contributors to The Liberator were unhappy with it since being taken over by the CP. It published reportage, fiction, poetry and art by radicals of the time such as Max Eastman and his sister, Crystal, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, John Dos Passos, Josephine Herbst, and satirists Art Young and William Gropper.

1926

New Masses, June 1926
"Goodbye dear, and
do try to make a
personal friend of
the Colonel."
Cornelia Barns
New Masses, September 1926
"Who Does Not Work
Does Not Eat"
Xavier Guerrero
New Masses, October, 1926
"Workers of the World Unite!"
Xavier Guerrero

1934

Imperialism's World Outlook
New Masses, May 1, 1934
Jacob Burck
"The Striker's are Coming!"
New Masses, August 7, 1934
Jacob Burck
"We Never Taught 'Em That!"
New Masses, 1934
Boris Gorelick
Sign: "CWA Must Continue"
New Masses, April 17, 1934
Boris Gorelick
"First, we tell his
majesty about the flowers;
then very gently,
lead up to the Marxism."
New Masses, December 18, 1934
Crockett Johnson
"Just because your
greedy workmen decide to go
on strike I can't have a
new Mercedes. Somehow it
doesn't seem fair."
New Masses, August 7, 1934
Crockett Johnson
"Harriet here is practically
an authority on Communists.
She writes pieces about them
in the New Yorker."
New Masses, April 17, 1934
Crockett Johnson

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The New Masses
"The Cradle Will Rock"
William Gropper
The New Masses
"Hearst over America"
William Gropper
The New Masses
"Bank Night"
William Gropper
The New Masses
"Monopolies"
William Gropper
They say he owns
25 sweatshops but
he never persires
The New Masses
A. Redfield
Well! Well! And how's the
giant of Wall Street today
The New Masses
A. Redfield
"Look, Humphries—The ideal type
for the union organizer"
The New Masses
A. Redfield
"look glum, Everrett, —we're
supposed to be making money!"
The New Masses
A. Redfield
The New Masses,
A job for United Labor
Mischa Richter
The New Masses,
Mischa Richter
The New Masses,
"We are gathered here
to protest the unconstitutionality
of the anti-lynching bill."
Mischa Richter
The New Masses
Art Young
The New Masses
Art Young