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The Way We Worked: Photographs from the National Archives

The Way We Worked reveals the effects of industrialization, urbanization, immigration, labor unrest, wars, and economic depression on ordinary working Americans, whether they toiled in a coal mine, on a tractor, at a typewriter, or on an assembly line. Spanning the years 1857-1987, the exhibition's 86 black-and-white and color photographs document, in rich visual detail, American workplaces, work clothing, working conditions, and workplace conflicts. They also reflect a workforce shaped by immigration and ethnicity, slavery and racial segregation, wage labor and technology, gender roles and class, as well as by the American ideals of freedom and equality.

10-26-2019 thru 01-19-2020
Ohio History Connection
Columbus, Ohio