Today we rest from our labors

A farmwoman in house dress outside, with quilt she made hanging next to her from a clothesline.

Mrs Bill Stagg of Pie Town, New Mexico, standing next to her quilt of the States, October 1940

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Our works merit celebration.
Happy Labor Day

 

February 12–Lincoln’s Birthday

Thomas Fogarty's "February 12--Lincoln's Birthday," 1901 (Courtesy of the Library of Congress).
Drawing by Thomas Fogarty, originally published in Collier’s on February 9, 1901.

Fogarty (1873-1938) imagines a group of female well-wishers paying Lincoln their respects on his birthday.  Girls and a fashionable lady cluster affectionately about the president, who holds a beaming child on his arm.

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Bringers of Cheer

Bringers of Cheer (Courtesy of the Library of Congress via the Commons on Flickr)

US postal carriers circa 1910, with the holiday mail.  Then, as now, they hold it all together.

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