Honoring Labor Day in Modern and Historic Photos of Workers

Today is Labor Day in America.  Urban and portrait photography encompasses everyday life including images of people at work in the city, rural areas, etc.  I am celebrating it in images with a look through modern, historic photography of all kinds of jobs to honor people at work in all types of occupations.

The modern color photography is my work and the historic pictures are from a variety of  famous photographers in black and white photography.

Modern Photography of People at Work

violinist

violinist

Violinist

train engineer, conductors and car knockers

train engineer, conductors and car knockers

All the people it takes to run a train: engineer, conductors and car knockers.

street performer

street performer

Street Performer

tour boat guide and operator

tour boat guide and operator

Tour Boat Guide and Operator

mill historian

mill historian

Mill Historian

line man

line man

Telephone Line Man

honey vendor

honey vendor

Honey Vendor

flight instructor

flight instructor

Flight Instructor

farm workers

farm workers

Farm Workers

carriage driver

carriage driver

Carriage Driver

candy maker

candy maker

Candy Maker

bakery owner

bakery owner

Bakery Owner

Historic Photography of People at Work

soda jerk, photographer unknown

soda jerk, photographer unknown

Soda Jerk

Russell Lee's photograph of US airman

Russell Lee’s photograph of US airman

Airman

 
Jack Delano, Chicago Union Station

Jack Delano, Chicago Union Station

Policemen

Gordon Parks, DC Government Charwoman

Gordon Parks, DC Government Charwoman

Maintenance Worker

farmer, Ed Clark

farmer, Ed Clark

Farmer

Vivian Maier, mover

Vivian Maier, mover

Mover

Chester Gould cartoonist

Chester Gould cartoonist

Cartoonist

Walker Evans coal workers

Coal Miners
Alfred Palmer, Kentucky watch factory worker

Alfred Palmer, Kentucky watch factory worker

Factory Worker

Berenice Abbott's travelling tin man

Berenice Abbott’s travelling tin man

Tin Man

Bob Natkin, radio announcers

Bob Natkin, radio announcers

Radio Announcers

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