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Man Born to Toil, from The Reward of Labour and Diligence, plate 1

A baby representing mankind suckles at one of Natura’s seven breasts. Suspended in her vicinity is a giant sphere to which are stuck all manner of tools, as if magnetized. In medieval schools of thought, work i... more

Labour in vain or let them tug & be da--nd

Print shows Neptune, the British lion, Britannia, and a British sailor on a piece of land labeled "England" laughing derisively at a Dutchman, a Frenchman, a Spaniard, and a partly draped Native woman wearing a... more

Rest from Labour, Sunny Days

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)

White Mountains in labour

The artist belittles the Democrats' relatively undistinguished choice for presidential nominee in 1852, Franklin Pierce. The cartoon is based on Aesop's fable about the mountain which, being in labor, groaned s... more

A Labour of Love, from the "Illustrated London News"

After Thomas Francis Dicksee (British, Condom-en-Armagnac, France 1819–1895)

Usine à gaz de Vaugirard, 3 octobre 1870. Depart remis. Calme plot. Entrevue avec M. Picard, il me charge de différentes recommendations importantes pour le gouvernement à Tours. Mr. dʹAlmeida--les pigeonnièrs, etc. - M. Labour / Albert Tissandier.

Drawing shows the balloon manufacturing facilities of Henri Lachambre in Vaugirard, a section of Paris, France. A balloon is being inflated with gas in preparation for a flight to Tours.

John Roman

Aged 64, John Roman had to carry out 14 days hard labour for stealing some clothes in 1873. ..Age (on discharge): 64.Height: 5.7.Hair: Grey.Eyes: ... more

John Reed

The young man above was sentenced to do 14 days hard labour and 5 years reformation for stealing money in 1873...Age (on discharge): 15.Height: 4.11.Hair: Light... more

Street Advertising

From 'Street Life in London', 1877, by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith:..'There is a certain knack required in pasting a bill on a rough board, so that it shall spread out smoothly, and be easily read by every p... more

map from "The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade ... By W. T. Wawn, ... with numerous illustrations by the same. [Edited by W. D. Hay.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000064 from "The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade ... By W. T. Wawn, ... with numerous illustrations by the same. [Edited by W. D. Hay.]". The title and su... more

map from "The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade ... By W. T. Wawn, ... with numerous illustrations by the same. [Edited by W. D. Hay.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000388 from "The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade ... By W. T. Wawn, ... with numerous illustrations by the same. [Edited by W. D. Hay.]". The title and su... more

Australian South Sea Islanders from "The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade ... By W. T. Wawn, ... with numerous illustrations by the same. [Edited by W. D. Hay.]"

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Nggela Islands from "The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade ... By W. T. Wawn, ... with numerous illustrations by the same. [Edited by W. D. Hay.]"

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Boats from "The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade ... By W. T. Wawn, ... with numerous illustrations by the same. [Edited by W. D. Hay.]"

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Australian South Sea Islanders from "The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade ... By W. T. Wawn, ... with numerous illustrations by the same. [Edited by W. D. Hay.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000141 from "The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade ... By W. T. Wawn, ... with numerous illustrations by the same. [Edited by W. D. Hay.]". The title and su... more

Australian South Sea Islanders from "The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade ... By W. T. Wawn, ... with numerous illustrations by the same. [Edited by W. D. Hay.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000428 from "The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade ... By W. T. Wawn, ... with numerous illustrations by the same. [Edited by W. D. Hay.]". The title and su... more

Australian South Sea Islanders from "The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade ... By W. T. Wawn, ... with numerous illustrations by the same. [Edited by W. D. Hay.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000226 from "The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade ... By W. T. Wawn, ... with numerous illustrations by the same. [Edited by W. D. Hay.]". The title and su... more

map from "The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade ... By W. T. Wawn, ... with numerous illustrations by the same. [Edited by W. D. Hay.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000306 from "The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade ... By W. T. Wawn, ... with numerous illustrations by the same. [Edited by W. D. Hay.]". The title and su... more

Australian South Sea Islanders from "The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade ... By W. T. Wawn, ... with numerous illustrations by the same. [Edited by W. D. Hay.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000263 from "The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade ... By W. T. Wawn, ... with numerous illustrations by the same. [Edited by W. D. Hay.]". The title and su... more

map from "The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade ... By W. T. Wawn, ... with numerous illustrations by the same. [Edited by W. D. Hay.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000022 from "The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade ... By W. T. Wawn, ... with numerous illustrations by the same. [Edited by W. D. Hay.]". The title and su... more

Solomon Islands from "The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade ... By W. T. Wawn, ... with numerous illustrations by the same. [Edited by W. D. Hay.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000240 from "The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade ... By W. T. Wawn, ... with numerous illustrations by the same. [Edited by W. D. Hay.]". The title and su... more

Mount Rattlesnake from "The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade ... By W. T. Wawn, ... with numerous illustrations by the same. [Edited by W. D. Hay.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000347 from "The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade ... By W. T. Wawn, ... with numerous illustrations by the same. [Edited by W. D. Hay.]". The title and su... more

Mandoliana Island from "The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade ... By W. T. Wawn, ... with numerous illustrations by the same. [Edited by W. D. Hay.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000271 from "The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade ... By W. T. Wawn, ... with numerous illustrations by the same. [Edited by W. D. Hay.]". The title and su... more

Adam and Eve (Labour: Whan Adam Delved and Eve Span, Who Was Then the Gentleman?)

Burne-Jones designed this composition to serve as a woodcut frontispiece for A Dream of John Ball (1888)—a socialist novel set during the English Peasants’ Revolt of 1381, written by his friend William Morris. ... more

The Observatory, Wickham Terrace, Brisbane, Qld - circa 1910

The Old Windmill is a heritage-listed tower mill in Wickham Park at 226 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It was built in 1820s by convict labour and is the oldest surviving... more

National Seamens and Firemans Union, Waterford

To end the week we have a group photo from Poole of the Waterford Branch of the National Seamens and Firemans Union. It comes complete with reminders of the perils of their trades! Once a form of employment com... more

Labourers' Cottages

Quite a bit different from the temporary "Labourer's Hut" we saw from Friday's shot, this Mason image is labelled simply "Labourers' Cottages". Do we think there's enough to go-on to determine where the shot wa... more

Inspection of an Ontario Salt Mine | Inspection d’une mine de sel en Ontario

Learn what Ministry of Labour health and safety inspectors look for during an inspection visit of a mine development at a soft rock salt mine in Goderich, Ont. A descriptive transcript for this video is availa... more