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Origin Of Labor Day

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The Origins of Labor Day

The observance of Labor Day began over 100 years ago.

The cream 12oz woolen Bedford cord, a suit that I recommend post Labor Day. The iconic white suit, much like the iconic white jean, has been especially popular this summer season. Although infrequently seen, there are cold weather counterparts, and this is one of those. Much like winter white flannel trousers, the cream Bedford cord suit can be worn in cooler weather, particularly for special occasion. The origin of the dictum of wearing white only in the summer is unclear, but it seems to…

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Be a part of the solution, not the problem. Research your purchases and write to companies to make them aware of the origin of their products as well.

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Polka Dot Treats: Ribbon Topiaries - DIY Centerpieces

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North Carolina Cotton Mill (circa 1900-1930) Forms of child labor, including indentured servitude and child slavery, have existed throughout American history. As industrialization moved workers from farms and home workshops into urban areas and factory work, children were often preferred, because factory owners viewed them as more manageable, cheaper, and less likely to strike.

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Little Edie (one of the many Edies I love)

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Labor Day - First held in 1882. Its origins stem from the desire of the Central Labor Union to create a holiday for workers. It became a federal holiday in 1894. Originally intended to be a day filled with street parades to allow the public to appreciate the work of the trade and labor organizations. A festival was to be held to amuse local workers and their families. In later years, prominent men and women held speeches. This is less common now, but is sometimes seen in election years.

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Independence Day idea - fine picture

Southern Front door for 4th of July and other patriotic celebrations

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Boys salvaging coal from the slag heaps at Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania. 1937. They get 10 cents for each hundred-pound sack.

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Labor Day and May Day: The Origin of Two Holidays | Dictionary.com Blog