The Corn Harvest

Pieter Breuger the Elder
1565

Workers at the harvest, some working, some exhausted, others eating. Note the physical work of the men, the supportive work of the women.

Load

Honoré Daumier
1853

This laundress symbolizes the poor, overburdened working woman and she is accompanied by the child she struggles to support. Burden?

Jolly Flatboatmen

George Caleb Bingham
1846

Workers enjoying themselves during passage on the Mississippi. Work as social engagement?

An Important Letter

Harry Roseland
1898

Pausing at work to share a letter. Work as social engagement?