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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 … Continue reading

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A few photos made in, or near, Pittsburgh

Todd Webb (1905-2000), Looking towards Pittsburgh, 1948 (189.1983) Todd Webb (1905-2000), Street scene and steel mill, Pittsburgh, 1948 (190.1983) Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971), Workers leaving at 3 P.M shift at Pittsburgh, PA plant, 1936 (1662.2005) W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978), [Factory interior … Continue reading

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This is a Labor Day blog post

Unidentified Photographer, [Two Domestic Workers], ca. 1875 (72.2004) Unidentified Photographer, [Two Masons], ca. 1870 (2010.43.3) Unidentified Photographer, [Blacksmith], ca. 1860 (77.2004) Fred Weese, [Blacksmith], June 20, 1886 (81.2004) Unidentified Photographer, [Chemist], ca. 1880 (2010.43.2) If the first Labor Day “was … Continue reading

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On their deathbed, no one ever said: “I wish I spent more time at the office.”

Unidentified Photographer, [Butcher], ca. 1875 (2007.54.4) Unidentified Photographer, [Iceman], ca. 1875 (2007.54.9) Unidentified Photographer, [Waiters], ca. 1880 (2007.54.7) Unidentified Photographer, [Man with Soldering Tools], ca. 1875 (2007.54.18) Unidentified Photographer, [Mechanic], ca. 1875 (2414.2005) Unidentified Photographer, [Wall Paper Hangers], ca. 1870 … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Day!

Jeff Wall, The Outburst, 1989 (2.1998.i) Fair labor (labour) standards are issues in both the United States and Canada; Fair Labor Standard Act in the United States and Human Rights and Employment Practices and Labour Codes in Canada were established … Continue reading

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“I am a soldier of the ideal”: 72 Years Ago Today Anti-Fascist Carlo Tresca Was Assassinated

PM Daily, January 14, 1943, p.2 PM Daily, January 13, 1943, pp.2-3 Three Theories on the Tresca Assassination: Police today had three theories – but no evidence – as to the motive for the murder of Carlo Tresca, anti-fascist editor … Continue reading

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Bread – Baking

George Rodger, Korongo Nuba women making bread from Dhoura meal in the granary (tukl) room of a Mesakin house, Kordofan, Sudan, 1949 (371.1989) Bill Owens, Baker with dough machine, 1974 (2393.2005) Leonard McCombe, Baking bread, a woman kneels by the … Continue reading

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