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Women delegates to the 1886 Knights of Labor Convention. The Knights... News Photo1880-1889,Adult,Archival,Horizontal,Lifestyles,Meeting,WomenPhotographer Collection: Archive Photos 2010 Getty ImagesWomen delegates to the 1886 Knights of Labor Convention. The Knights of Labor, also known as Noble and Holy Order of the Knights of Labor, was one of the most important American labor organizations of the 19th century. Founded by nine Philadelphia tailors in 1869 and led by Uriah Smith Stephens, its ideology may be described as producerist, demanding an end to child and convict labor, equal pay for women, a progressive income tax, and the cooperative employer-employee ownership of mines and factories. USA, circa 1886. (Photo by Fotosearch/Getty Images).