|May Day in the country - 1859|
Wood engraving - artist Homer Winslow (1836-1910)
Published in Harpers Weekly
From Homer Winslow Collection - Boston Public Library
Moving on a few years there is this garland for May Day.
|Walter Crane 1895 - Working Class Movement Library|
Moving into the 20th century but staying with the workers connection is this celebration in Sweden.
|First May Day in Slite, Gotland, Sweden - 1918|
From the Swedish text that accompanied this photo I gather that in the evening there would have been music provided by a workers' band.
Somehow I think that the following May Day celebration was not for the 'working class' and an up market band would have been required.
|May Day Celebration at Call-Collins Mansion,|
at the Grove, Tallahassee, Florida
(Florida Memory Project)
If yo wish to celebrate more May Days you should visit Sepia Saturday 123