Happy Labor Day

Detroit Machine Shop 1903

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.]

Christmas Eve 1903

Santa 1903 Life Magazine

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.]