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SUGAR REFINERY, c1865.
The boiling house of a sugar refinery. Wood engraving, English, c1865.
'Imported Duty Free.' American cartoon by W.A. Rogers, 1888, attacking big business for hiring immigrants to keep wages low and as strike-breakers.
WWII: ALASKA, 1942.
Private M. Swain wearing a mosquito net during the construction of the Alaska Highway. Photograph, 1942.
A group of boys clean the snow off of the ice in order to skate in Washington, D.C. Photograph, c1915.
(1755-1804). American lawyer and statesman. Hamilton at Yorktown in 1781. Steel engraving, 1858, after a painting by Alonzo Chappel.
AUSTRALIAN GOLD RUSH, 1852.
The gold diggings at Ballarat, Australia. Wood engraving from an English newspaper of 1852.
WAR WITH CHECHNYA.
Russian soldiers digging in the Chechen district of Gudermes. In the background: a helicopter gunship type Mil Mi-18. Photograph, 2000/2001. Full credit: ullstein - russian picture servi / Granger, NYC -- All rights res
The great Auto race 1908 N.Y-Moskau-Paris: One of the french cars on its way - stuck in the deep snow.. - no further details february/march 1908.
AUSTRALIAN GOLD RUSH, 1851.
Gold miners of the Mount Alexander diggings at Port Phillip, Victoria, having dinner in camp, 1851. Wood engraving, English, 1852.
(c1550-1597). Willem Barents and his men battling ice floes and polar bears in the arctic: contemporary engraving.
SQUANTO TEACHING PILGRIMS.
Squanto teaching the principles of corn culture to the Pilgrims. Drawing by Charles W. Jefferys.
NEW YORK: SNOWSTORM, 1867.
Carting snow from the streets after the great snowstorm of 16-17 January 1867. Wood engraving from a contemporary American newspaper.
CHRISTMAS TREE, c1870.
'So the little fir-tree went off in its wheelbarrow, and tried to sit in it with a jaunty air, as if it was only being taken for a pleasant airing.' Wood engraving, c1870.
Steel banknote engraving, American, c1870.
HITLER AND WORKERS, 1936.
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler visiting with members of a freeway construction crew, 1936.
LUSITANIA VICTIMS, 1915.
Funeral for the victims of the shipwrecked Cunard steamship 'Lusitania,' which was sunk by German torpedos near the Irish coast, 7 May 1915.
ASTROLOGY BOOK, 1511.
Woodcut from an edition of Johannes Lichtenberger's astrology text 'Pronosticatio,' Venice, 1511.
PEASANTS FARMING, c1520.
Peasants working the fields in autumn. Woodcut, German, c1520.
CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH, 1860.
Gold miners camping on the Stanislaus River in California. Wood engraving, 1860.
RIVERA: REVOLUTION, 1926-27.
'Revolution, Florescence.' A worker-teacher explains the aim of the Revolution to a group of laborers in a detail of a mural painting by Diego Rivera in the chapel at the National Agricultural School in Chapingo, Mexico, 1926-27. EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
The extraction of metals from the earth. Woodcut from the 'Cosmographie Universelle' of Muenster, Germany, printed at Basel, Switzerland, 1552.
CHINESE GOLD MINERS, c1850.
Chinese immigrant miners during the California Gold Rush. Photographed c1850.
THE GARDENER, 1550.
Woodcut, German, c1550.
NEW YORK: CHARITY, 1877.
Distribution of coal by the City of New York to impoverished residents of the Lower East Side on Cherry Street, 1877. Contemporary American wood engraving.
AUSTRALIA: WORKMEN, c1900.
Workmen of Australia. Photographed c1900.
WORLD WAR II POSTER, c1943.
American World War II poster for the Pennsylvania State Council of Defense, c1943, encouraging civilians to be properly prepared for air raids. Silkscreen by Zebedee Johnson for the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project.
SUTTER'S MILL GOLD, 1848.
The first discovery of gold in California, by James Marshall at Sutter's Mill, 24 January 1848. Illustration from 'History of an Expedition to California,' 1849.
GEORGIA: PRISON GUARD, 1941.
A prison guard watching convicts as they work in a prison camp in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. Photograph by Jack Delano, May 1941.
SUEZ CANAL CONSTRUCTION.
Egyptian laborers outside their huts during the construction of the Suez Canal, 1869. Contemporary French wood engraving after a drawing by …douard Riou.
NETHERLANDS: DYKES, 1564.
Damaging the dykes, a criminal activity which was heavily punished as the dykes were vital to the agriculture and defense of the Netherlands. Woodcut from Joost de Damhoudere's 'Practicque judiciaire es causes criminelles,' Antwerp, 1564.
BURIAL OF MOSES.
The burial of Moses in a valley in the land of Moab (Deuteronomy 35: 5-6). Woodcut from the Cologne Bible, 1478-80.
Equipment for pruning and other gardening tasks. Copper engraving, French, 18th century.
GOLD RUSH GUIDEBOOK, 1848.
Cover of 'The Emigrant's Guide to the Gold Mines,' published in New York, 1848.
D.C.: URBAN RENEWAL, c1970.
Two young boys help to clean up the playground area of the Northwest Settlement House in Washington, D.C., as part of an urban renewal initiative of the Community Development Foundation of Norwalk, Connecticut. Photograph, c1970.
Boy with a shovel, polychrome porcelain, Meissen manufacture, Saxony. Germany, 18th century. Full credit: De Agostini / A. Dagli Orti / Granger, NYC -- All right
Swedes who work the land, by Lorenzo Magalotti, Sweden 17th century. Full Credit: DEA / M. SEEMULLER / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved.
SOCIALIST ALLEGORY, 1885.
The angel of socialism approaching to rescue labor from being devoured by the vampire of capitalism. Pen-and-ink drawing, 1885, by Walter Crane.
BEACH SCENE, 1879.
'On the Beach.' Wood engraving, 1879, after Charles Stanley Reinhart.
'End of the Prospector's Rainbow Trail.' Drawing by Charles M. Russell (1864-1926).
FERDINAND de LESSEPS
(1805-1894). Vicomte Ferdinand Marie de Lesseps. French diplomat and promoter of the Suez and Panama Canals. 'Is M. de Lesseps a Canal Digger or a Grave Digger?' Cartoon comment by Thomas Nast, 1881, on the high rate of mortality and illness among workers on the Panama Canal project.
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