Jane Addams' Hull-House years (1889 - 1935) were a time of booming industry in Chicago - and a very difficult time to be a factory worker. Her Labor Museum at Hull-House was a tribute to the skills of workers. She was also an early supporter of safe working environments and ending child labor, the ideals that prompted Congress to make Labor Day a federal holiday in 1894.
And through it all, Jane Addams was a knitter! Many of her hand-knit items were given away to friends, and some of her knitted work is on display at the Cedarville Area Historical Society Museum.
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So in honor of Jane Addams, knit your way through the Labor Day weekend!
Happy Labor Day . . . . and Happy Knitting! Amy