In honor of Labor Day, a historical look back at the the U.S. workplace through images.
The Way We Worked – A photographic exhibit from The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) that offers a view of the American workplace from the mid 19th to the late 20th centuries.
Lost Labor: Images of Vanished American Workers 1900-1980 – a selection of 155 photographs excerpted from a collection of more than 1100 company histories, pamphlets, and technical brochures documenting America’s business and corporate industrial history.
Labor Arts – The site states that it is a virtual museum, which gathers and displays images of the cultural artifacts of working people and their organizations. Its mission is “to present powerful images that help us understand the past and present lives of working people.”
Women Working, 1800-1930 – focuses on women’s role in the United States economy and provides access to digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard University’s library and museum collections.
U.S. Steel – Gary Works Photograph Collection – more than 2000 photos tell the story of the steel mill, the city, and the citizens who lived and worked there.
Los Angeles At Work: 1920 -1939 – a selection of images from the Chamber of Commerce.

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