Labor Day, 1910

Another Labor Day is upon us, marking the unofficial end to summer. In September 1900, The Baltimore Sun ran a piece on the value of Labor Day. Obviously, times have changed, but much of the sentiment still holds true today: "We are essentially a working people -- every week day in the year, with a... Continue Reading →

Working It: 1920 Frederick

The 1920 U.S. Census marked the 14th one taken since 1790. Every 10 years, folks were asked a variety of questions about their lives. Those questions transformed through the years; some census years recorded where a person’s parents were born, if the individual was a veteran, married or could read or write, and even the... Continue Reading →

Working Women in the City: 1912

A variety of opportunities could be found by women perusing the Baltimore Sun’s Help Wanted ads in September 1912. From feather making to factory work to traveling the world, some of these positions had height requirements, age requirements, even religious requirements: LADY TRAVELING COMPANION, over 25, for foreign countries, by invalid gentleman; some nursing experience... Continue Reading →

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