Rest, Perchance to Nap – Lost Art Press

A chairmaker and his cat enjoy the refreshments of an afternoon nap.    French, 1950s to early 1960s, source unknown.

It is Labor Day in America!

Back in 2019 I wrote two pieces for Labor Day describing how the mechanic societies organized to bring about more protections for themselves, their families and their actions to shorten the workday.

Rest for the Weary is about craftsmen’s associations and societies and you can find that post here.

From Six to Six covers the long struggle to reduce the workday from sunrise to sunset to a more humane ten-hour day. You can find that post here.

The Lost Art Pressers will soon be back from Handworks and my short residence is at an end.

Suzanne Ellison

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