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Celebrating Labor Day & America

Did you know that Labor Day was first introduce in the New York legislature in 1887, but first became official state law in Oregon the same year? This national holiday has been recognized from sea to shining sea across America for well over a century.

Celebrate the great achievements of this country and its workers through our collection of Americana short films and photo albums. Travel to Detroit and visit the Henry Ford Museum. See the coal mining state of West Virginia and its majestic landscape, and listen to Charlie sing the blues in Mississippi.

Labor Day celebrates “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” (U.S. Dept of Labor). Happy Labor Day, America.