Labor Day is a holiday often thought of as the last day of summer vacation. The time to put away the white shoes, pack a picnic, and enjoy a day outdoors away from work.
Everyday I am blessed by someone working somewhere. Many of my favorite paintings are images of everyday people hard at work.
A sweet picture by French artist Vincent Jean Baptiste Chevilliard is "The Priest's Birthday.
Also by Millais is "The Rescue" depicting a fireman rescuing three children.
Joseph Christian Leyendecker was born in Germany but immigrated to America in 1882. He became one of America's most prolific illustrators. He produced over 300 covers for the Saturday Evening Post alone. A favorite is "Motorcycle Cop and Kids" from June 1922.