November 1903. “Assembling room, Leland & Faulconer Manufacturing Co., Detroit. Men working in foundry and machine shop that produced automobile engines and merged with Cadillac Motor Co. in 1905.”
[Image and caption found here. Brief history of the origins of Labor Day here.]
William Henry Walker (1871-1938), Santa Speeding Down Road in Motorized Sleigh, 1903. Charcoal on paper. Published in Life Magazine, December 10, 1903.
Santa’s driving a 1903 Winton, the first automobile to be driven across the United States in that same year. [Found here, via here.]