The Molly Maguires were a secret society of Irishmen that were active in the anthracite coal region of Pennsylvania during the late 19th century, and by active I mean they used physical violence to fight back against the coal bosses whose treatment of their workers were nothing short of oppressive. In fact, some consider the Mollies to be a direct precursor to organized labor in the United States. The design is done in a vintage “chalk board” style which fits perfectly for the Molly Maguires design since the style is a throw back to the 19th century saloon signs. If you look closely at all the different text on the design, you’ll see references to Molly Maguire history. The “coffin notes”, a quote from a Molly Maguire, and the legendary hand print of Alexander Campbell is imprinted on the shamrock in the middle.
Tags: coal-miner, luck-of-the-irish, hooligan, irish-american, molly-maguires
Get out your green and get your St. Patrick’s drinking on! This funny St. Patty’s design features the text “You Can Find Me In Da Pub” for your St. Paddy’s, Irish pride celebration! Perfect for St. Patty’s Day parties, St. Patricks jokes, St. Paddy’s Day jokes, Irish pride, celtic life and partying!
Tags: mom, beer, celtic, pub, irish-lassie