Happy Labor Day!
Today is Labor Day, a US federal holiday which was first celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City. (Read more Labor Day history here)
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
If you are fortunate enough to have the day off from work,
take a moment to remember those workers who came before you.
(photos from NYPL's Digital Collection)