Labor and leisure

From the factory to the home — examining where Americans spend their time

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Diego Rivera, <em>Man Controller of the Universe</em>
Diego Rivera, Man Controller of the Universe

What will technology bring us? A more egalitarian society, a world where everyone can be educated? Or will it bring greater inequality? We still debate these issues...

Cuban cigars, Cuban independence
Cuban cigars, Cuban independence

The Port of Havana, cigar shops, and Cuban independence

The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition
The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition

The critics at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago noted: "American art has made something of itself."

Elsie Driggs, <em>Blast Furnaces</em>
Elsie Driggs, Blast Furnaces

The awesome steel mills of Pittsburgh in the 1920s made an impression on the young Elsie Driggs.

Beyond New York, Bellows & World War I
Beyond New York, Bellows & World War I

Beyond the street of New York, Bellows grapples with the horrors of the First World War

Teaching guide<br>Norman Rockwell, <em>Rosie the Riveter</em>
Teaching guide
Norman Rockwell, Rosie the Riveter

Rockwell's Rosie captured the power felt by the unprecedented number of women in the workforce during World War II.

Norman Rockwell, <em>Rosie the Riveter</em>
Norman Rockwell, Rosie the Riveter

Representing women who entered the workforce during WWII, Rosie is strong, determined, and eating a ham sandwich.

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