The striking image on the March/April, 1931 cover of the Yiddish magazine Der Hammer (The Hammer) is of a worker with a hammer & sickle lapel pin and holding a rifle in his outstretched arm. Behind this iconic revolutionary figure is a troupe of soldiers, presumably come to put down the worker’s revolt. William Gropper was a left-wing artist who, with other American artists, used his talents to fight against the social inequities of the 20’s and 30’s. Der Hammer was one of the many “radical” magazines with which he was associated. The image is signed in the lithograpic plate by the artist. This rare cover (approx. 12” x 8 ¾”) is in good condition. There are minor losses on the lower 2 corners, small scattered abrasions and minor foxing above the outstretched arm. The colors as befits the figure remain vibrant.