Thursday, September 2, 2010


Carl Mydans: A Pioneer Organizer Of The Office Workers' Union, Wall Street and Broad Street, NYC, 1936 ©Time, Inc

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Read the history of Labor Day here on the US Department of Labor's website.

Another day of hard labor, Formation of African American men wearing dirty white uniforms and carrying farming tools. This image was photographed for Margaret Bourke-White's groundbreaking photo essay, "You Have Seen Their Faces," about southern farmers during the Depression, which was first published in 1937 and reprinted in 1975 and 1995. ©Time, Inc

Margaret Bourke-White: Women working in defense industry, Gary, IN, 1943
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Carl Mydans: 1937 WPA Progress Strike ©Time Inc

Bill Eppridge: Cesar Chavez, California, 1974

Eddie Adams: Coal Miner, West Virginia, 1969

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