An illustration of a family standing in front a barn filled from harvest.

Family & Barn

An illustration of a family standing in front a barn filled from harvest.

African-American farm workers with a horse drawn-wagon.

Farm Workers

African-American farm workers with a horse drawn-wagon.

Two men transferring freight from an old truck at a train station.

Freight unloading

Two men transferring freight from an old truck at a train station.

Three men at work grinding scissors.

Grinding Hull

Three men at work grinding scissors.

Haymaking, a painting by William Mulready.

Haymaking

Haymaking, a painting by William Mulready.

Label of the International Ladies' Garmet Workers Union.

Union label

Label of the International Ladies' Garmet Workers Union.

"For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that was a householder, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard. And when he had agreed with the laborers for a shilling a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing in the marketplace idle; and to them he said, Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way. Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise. And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing; and he saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard. And when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the laborers, and pay them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first. And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a shilling. And when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; and they likewise received every man a shilling. And when they received it, they murmured against the householder, saying, These last have spent but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat. But he answered and said to one of them, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a shilling? Take up that which is thine, and go thy way; it is my will to give unto this last, even as unto thee. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? or is thine eye evil, because I am good? So the last shall be first, and the first last." Matthew 20:1-16 ASV
<p>The owner of a vineyard directs two laborers to join others already working in the background.

Laborers in the Vineyard Parable

"For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that was a householder, who went out early in the morning…

On the Stour, a painting by John Constable.

On the Stour

On the Stour, a painting by John Constable.

An illustration of a group of peasants working the field; one plowing the field, one hauling grain, and one harvesting wheat.

Peasants Working

An illustration of a group of peasants working the field; one plowing the field, one hauling grain,…

An illustration of a queen holding a rolling pin and talking to the kitchen staff.

Queen in Kitchen with Staff

An illustration of a queen holding a rolling pin and talking to the kitchen staff.

An illustration of a group of men working on the railroad.

Railroad Workers

An illustration of a group of men working on the railroad.

"The workmen all their master will obey, / They plane and saw, and dare not stop to play; / Each boy and man the master keeps in view, / His eye does more than both his hands can do."&mdash;barber, 1857

The Eye of the Master Does More Work than Both His Hands

"The workmen all their master will obey, / They plane and saw, and dare not stop to play; / Each boy…