Historic Labor Day Pictures and Graphics


The historic WWII Labor Day Poem that was published in the newspaper with the above graphic Labor Day September 5, 1944: I am Labor. I stand before you on this, my day, free and proud. I am the incarnation of Work, and Work is the foundation of modern civilization. Before the silvery bombers can take the air my skilled fingers have fashioned and serviced them. The shining shell, the precise rifle, the intricate clockwork of tank and ship, these grew beneath the trained and intelligent hands with which I get my living.
Because the things I do are basic and necessary, I yeld my dignity to no man. Because of that dignity, I prize my manhood and my freedom. I Shall defend it. To those who would degrade me to an automation, make me a slave, I return loud and scornful laughter. Here in my United States I am more than a Worked, more than a Laborer, I am a Man.
This manhood, this freedom, on my own Labor Day of 1941, I do not propose to yield.

Labor Day Holiday History: Once upon a time not so long ago we had jobs and made stuff in America and it was honorable to work (yes even manually) and workers were respected, appreciated, and one could be proud to be a productive worker in the United States of America. The 3 day weekend last hurrah of the summer we call Labor Day Weekend was a celebration of work and the workforce.

A piece of Labor Day history, a Labor Day news paper clipping with a Labor Day graphic and a paragraph promoting the importance of labor to winning the war; click this historically significant Labor Day related graphic to download a larger public domain copyright free file of this Labor Day news paper clipping in the public domain and read the text in the paragraph below. A rare piece of Labor Day history, a Greeting Post Card or Souvenir Card for a historic Labor Day celebration event; click this historically significant Labor Day related graphic to download a larger public domain copyright free file of this Greeting Post Card or Souvenir Card in the public domain. A rare piece of Labor Day history, a Greeting Post Card or Souvenir Card for a historic Labor Day celebration event; click this historically significant Labor Day related graphic to download a larger public domain copyright free file of this Greeting Post Card or Souvenir Card in the public domain.

The holiday unofficially began on September 5, 1882 when 10,000 workers took an unpaid day-off to honor the labor force of America and marched from city hall to Union Square in New York City, it was the first-ever Labor Day parade. Participants, as well as onlookers could vocalize issues they had with employers. As years passed, more states began to hold these parades, but Congress would not legalize the holiday until 12 years later when President Grover Cleveland was forced to sign the holiday into law as an election-year compromise with labor. Although Labor Day began as a celebration of the American workers, the labor movement and its achievements, it additionally has come to be celebrated as the end of summer vacations, the last, long summer weekend before autumn, a day to picnic and barbecue and a signal that is time to go back to school for the students and a precursor to the harvest season for agriculture.

Labor Day Parade Photograph: September 5, 1904 Public Domain Copyright Free Image of a Labor Day parade float with rows of girls wearing white dresses and men wearing military uniforms on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois; photo taken by a Chicago Daily News photographer may have been published in the newspaper; click to enlarge this public domain copyright free vintage 1904 Labor Day Parade Photograph.
Click for clipart image lg size free Labor Day Parade Float Historic Vintage Photograph 

When do we celebrate our workers hard work and contribution to our United States of America? In the United States of America Labor Day, is always celebrated the first Monday in September; the Labor Day holiday is a creation of the labor movement and one reason it was started for was to build support for the 8 hour work day. Labor Day weekend is actually in honor of the physical, social and economic achievements of American workers. So when is Labor Day 2011? This year Labor Day Weekend begins Friday September 3th 2011 and ends on Labor Day Monday September 5, 2011. And when is Labor Day Weekend 2012? This 2012 Labor Day Weekend begins Friday August 31st 2012 and ends on Labor Monday September 3, 2011. Next year Labor Day for 2011 is observed on Monday, September the 5th, September 5, 2011. The yearly Labor Day holiday celebration constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country and it still is although it has come to mean many other things as well to the American people. Here is a brief story about how the Labor Day weekend has become what it is and how it got started… continued
 Photograph from the United States First Labor Day taken in New York City September 5, 1882 at Americas first Labor Day Parade  Photograph from the United States First Labor Day taken in New York City September 5, 1882 at Americas first Labor Day Parade
Thea little bit of Labor Day Weekend history captured in the two photographs above taken in New York City at Americas first Labor Day Parade: “On September 5, 1882, some 10,000 workers assembled in New York City to participate in America’s first Labor Day parade. After marching from City Hall, past reviewing stands in Union Square, and then uptown to 42nd Street, the workers and their families gathered in Wendel’s Elm Park for a picnic, concert, and speeches.” Today in history Sept 5 Libray of Congress
Historic Labor Day Parade Photograph: Boy Scout color guards from Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California marching in the September 1942 Labor Day parade. A parade was held by Japanese American evacuees to celebrate labor day. Great originality in costuming was shown.
Click to enlarge this public domain copyright free vintage 1942 Labor Day Parade Photograph.
Historic Labor Day Parade Photograph: September 5, 1909 Public Domain Copyright Free Image of a Labor Day parade float with Womens Auxilliary Typographical Union; photo taken New York City September 5 at the annual Labor Day parade; click to enlarge this public domain copyright free historic vintage 1909 New YorkLabor Day Parade Photograph.
Click to enlarge this public domain copyright free vintage 1909 Labor Day Parade Photograph.
Historic Labor Day Parade Photograph: September 5, 1909 Public Domain Copyright Free Image of a Labor Day parade float with Plainville New York Fire Department marching; photo taken Plain ville New York September 5 at the annual Labor Day parade; click to enlarge this public domain copyright free historic vintage 1927 Plainville New York Labor Day Parade Photograph.
Click to enlarge this public domain copyright free vintage 1927 Labor Day Parade Photograph.
Historic Labor Day Parade Photograph: Boy Scout color guards from Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California marching in the September 1942 Labor Day parade. A parade was held by Japanese American evacuees to celebrate labor day. Great originality in costuming was shown.
Click to enlarge this public domain copyright free vintage 1942 Labor Day Parade Photograph.
Historic Labor Day Parade Photograph: September 5, 1909 Public Domain Copyright Free Image of a Labor Day parade float with Plainville New York Fire Department marching; photo taken Plain ville New York September 5 at the annual Labor Day parade; click to enlarge this public domain copyright free historic vintage 1927 Plainville New York Labor Day Parade Photograph.
Click to enlarge this public domain copyright free fun loving American Labor Day Campers photograph.
Historic 1915 Photo of American Iron Workers: These workers from the Mecklenburg Iron Works in Charlotte, North Carolina, are taking a break; on the top right is Arthur Leroy Primm (1884-1965) and second from the left on the first row is Arnold Primm (1899-1915). The picture was taken before August 1915; click to enlarge this historic iron workers photo.
Click to enlarge this public domain copyright free vintage 1915 Mecklenburg Iron Works Photo.
Historic 1915 Photo of American Iron Workers: These workers from the Mecklenburg Iron Works in Charlotte, North Carolina, are taking a break; on the top right is Arthur Leroy Primm (1884-1965) and second from the left on the first row is Arnold Primm (1899-1915). The picture was taken before August 1915; click to enlarge this historic iron workers photo.
Click to enlarge this public domain copyright free vintage 1915 Mecklenburg Iron Works Photo.

Try these Labor Day Weekend History, Labor History, and Historical Labor Photographs Links:

The History of Labor Day from U.S. Dept of Labor: www.dol.gov/…

About Labor Day Weekend in the United States from Wikipedia: www.en.wikipedia.org/…

PBS Online News Hour, “The Origins of Labor Day”: www.pbs.org/…

Labor Day History Information and Online Videos from the History Channel: www.history.com/…

Find Historical U.S. Labor Day & Americans at work & play photographs copyright & royalty free to use in the public domain in this wonderful collection of vintage photos from the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and Office of War Information (OWI), “America from the Great Depression to World War II, 1935-1945″:165,000 searchable vintage photograph collection from the FSA & OWI: www.lcweb2.loc.gov/…

Labor Day vs May Day: or why New Yorkers love a parade from The Bowery Boys, New York City History: www.theboweryboys.blogspot.com/…

Labor Day Information & Resoruces from USA.gov: www.usa.gov/…

Labor Day Vintage News blog Yester Year Once More: www.yesteryearsnews.wordpress.com/...

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