Water is Work


Lewis Wickes Hine (1874-1940), [Worker soaking silk skeins in boiled water to free it of gum, Madison Silk Company in Barnert Mills, Paterson, New Jersey], March 1937, (856.1975)


Henry Ries (1917-2004), Restoration of Ancient Books, September 1948 (354.1990)


Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), Ahmedabad, India, 1967 (265.1994)


Hiroshi Hamaya (1915-1999), Diving for seaweed, Fukui, Japan, 1958 (icp.1986)


Wu Yinxian (1900-1994), Picking Agar, Guangdong, China, 1978 (171.1988)


Wu Yinxian (1900-1994), Fruit Growers, Guangxi, China, 1973 (168.1988)

This is a Labor Day blog post featuring photos of water and work. “The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City…”(dol.gov).

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