Monday, March 01, 2004

Labor Arts

My buddy Saul Schneiderman, President of the AFSCME Local at the Library of Congress, sent me this link to Labor Arts, an amazing webpage and "a virtual museum; we gather, identify and display images of the cultural artifacts of working people and their organizations. Our mission is to present powerful images that help us understand the past and present lives of working people. "

The newest exhibit is "Sixteen Tons: Nuggets from the United Mine Workers" There's also an exhibit on Union Square in New York city ("one of the few national historic sites related to labor") which also contains a section on the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.

This is one of the most interesting and well-put-together websites I've seen. Spend some time there.
The plight of this terribly disabled mine worker is a cause of grief, love and concern for his children.© Copyright Labor Arts Inc.