September 5, 2016
Ella Peacock (1905-1999), Building the Road Through Thistle, c.1984, oil on canvas, 15 13/16 x 20 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, 1987.
Today is Labor Day! This United States public holiday was instituted in 1894, in response to the trade unionists of the late 19th century requesting a day to celebrate and honor laborers. It is now celebrated on the first Monday in September.