Tag Archives: Labor

1914: Factory

Charles Ginner: The Dressmaking Factory (c. 1914)

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1940: Baling Hay

Evelyn Mary Dunbar: Baling Hay (1940)

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1927: The Pat, Pat, Pat of the Sleepy Sheep

From Katherine Morris Lester’s Great Pictures and Their Stories, Book Three (1927): Picture Study is rapidly becoming an im­portant factor in our public school education. “Nearly every progressive city,” says the Bureau of Education, Washington, D.C., “is making use of … Continue reading

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1896: Steel Works

Thomas Prytherch: Cyfarthfa Steel Works at Dusk (1896) The son of a Welsh ironworker, Prytherch was sent to work at the Dowlais ironworks at the age of ten, where he worked until he was twenty. When Lady Wimborne, the wife … Continue reading

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1875: Modern Cyclopes

Adolph von Menzel: Iron Rolling Mill (Modern Cyclopes) (1872-1875) The elder Cyclopes—not to be confused with the shepherd Cyclopes encountered by Odysseus—were single-eyed immortal giants cast into the depths of the earth upon birth by their father, Uranus, along with … Continue reading

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1923: Emancipation Machine

“I feel that I have done something for the women who have always had to work so hard. This will enable them more easily to earn a living.” Statement of Christopher Latham Sholes, inventor of the typewriter   HOW WOMEN … Continue reading

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1st Century: Weep and Howl for the Miseries that Will Come Upon You

αγε νυν οι πλουϲιοι κλαυϲατε ολολυ ζοντεϲ επι ταιϲ ταλαιπωριεϲ υμω ταιϲ επερχομε ναιϲ ϋμιν ο πλου τοϲ ϋμων ϲεϲη πεν και τα ϊματι α ϋ μων ϲητοβρω τα γεγονεν · ο χρυϲοϲ ϋ μων και ο αργυροϲ κατϊωται και … Continue reading

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