Tag Archives: Labor

1720: Women Working

Giacomo Ceruti: Women Working on Pillow Lace (c. 1720)

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1750 BC: Let Man Bear the Load of the Gods!

In one of the oldest surviving creation myths, humankind originates from a labor action. The story, told in the Babylonian Atrahasis Epic, goes like this: long before humankind, only gods exist, with some more powerful than others. These greater gods—the … Continue reading

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1973: And Here As In Other Places

Fold-out poster of Emiliano Zapata from El Malcriado, newsletter of the United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO (May 4,1973) (source) …And here as in other places, enslaved men and women, whose consciousness has been asleep, are waking up, looking around struggling…

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1943: Workers and Paintings

Honoré Sharrer: Workers and Paintings (1943) I can’t identify all the paintings in this painting. Leave a comment if you can fill in the blanks:                   Hugo Gellert : Free Man’s Duties (No 4) … Continue reading

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1973: First Strike in Space

On December 28, 1973, the crew of Skylab 4 went on strike, shutting off radio communications with NASA ground control to protest their grueling working conditions. The three astronauts—Gerald Carr, William Pogue, and Edward Gibson—left Earth on November 16, 1973, … Continue reading

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1953: Work

Charles White: Work (1953)

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1915: Help the Furrier Strikers

Happy May Day!

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