Come and see the empire by the all red route (London : Workers' Empire Exhibition Committee, [193-]) [Heisler] P4113
Glasgow was home to the 1938 Empire Exhibition, which unashamedly celebrated Britain’s role as a colonial power, and the wealth which this generated. In protest, an amalgamation of Independent Labour Party members and representatives of colonial workers organized ‘The Workers’ Exhibition’, held in the same city and at the same time. It explicitly sought to undermine the official event, promising to show the ‘Empire from the bottom, from the workers’ angle, particularly the coloured workers’. This pamphlet, satirically borrowing the imagery of shipping line advertising, was a key means of making the message permanent and available to those who could not visit.