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From “Ain’t Nothing but a Man”; courtesy the National Archives, by Palmer Hayden (via). 
 
The idea of labor in my mind often evokes antiquated images and stories of people working hard on major constructions, such as cross-country railroads, and folklore legend John Henry and his superhuman strength exemplifies that concept. This painting depicts his glorious death, moments after he beat a steam drill in a race to tunnel through a mountain.

From “Ain’t Nothing but a Man”; courtesy the National Archives, by Palmer Hayden (via).

The idea of labor in my mind often evokes antiquated images and stories of people working hard on major constructions, such as cross-country railroads, and folklore legend John Henry and his superhuman strength exemplifies that concept. This painting depicts his glorious death, moments after he beat a steam drill in a race to tunnel through a mountain.