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May Day New York

Kathy Pinna
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on Sep 16, 2011 12:26 PM
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May Day 1916 in New York City. Garment workers (all women) were parading but are gathered here for the photo.

May Day was originally celebrated by the Celts as Beltane. But in the United States in the late 19th century, it was known as International Worker's Day. Since this was later associated with communistic leanings, in 1958 it was named Loyalty Day. In 1916, therefore, it was a day for workers to march - hence these garment workers and their banners.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Bain News Service.
Date & Place: in New York, New York USA

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