Samuel Gompers on stand before Commission on Industrial Relations

The Commission on Industrial Relations was a created by Congress in August 1912. During 1912 to 1915, the commission studied labor issues throughout the United States. In 1916, it published a final report (also known as the Walsh Report) consisting of eleven volumes and containing tens of thousands of pages of testimony from a wide range of witnesses including labor leaders and wealthy industrialists. Clarence Darrow testified before the commission. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-63627