The U.S. Postal Service announced today that later this year it will begin selling some "forever" stamps that honor "the people who built America."
We note without comment that not one of the people is sitting in an office cubicle.
Though someone was sitting at a desk designing the bridge/building/railroad that those people were building.
wait isn't the first one in the middle row... Ok it's not a cube, but it might be worse than a cube..
A description of the images from http://blog-stampofapproval.com/2013/02/21/new-set-of-12-stamps-honors-americas-20th-century-workers/
In the top row, from left to right are: an airplane maker, a derrick man on the Empire State Building, a millinery apprentice, and a man on a hoisting ball on the Empire State Building.
In the middle row, from left to right are: a linotyper in a publishing house, a welder on the Empire State Building, a coal miner, and riveters on the Empire State Building. (The coal miner stamp is the only one of the 12 that does not feature a Hine photograph. The image is from the Kansas Historical Society.)
In the bottom row, from left to right are: a powerhouse mechanic, a railroad track walker, a textile worker, and a man guiding a beam on the Empire State Building.
Apparently it was also an almost exclusively white job to build America. 'Course in the era that the pictures represent segregation was alive and well.
Glad to be a knowledge worker in my cube next to people who don't look like me.