May 1 - In the former Soviet Union, 1 May was International Workers' Day and was celebrated with huge parades in cities like Moscow. Though the celebrations are low-key nowadays, several groups march on that day to protest grievances the workers have
What other jobs could be carried out in a steampunk world of workhouses...? "Workhouse inmates were given a variety of work to perform, much of which was involved in running the workhouse. The women mostly did domestic jobs such as cleaning, or helping in the kitchen or laundry. Some workhouses had workshops for sewing, spinning and weaving or other local trades. Others had their own vegetable gardens where the inmates worked to provide food for the workhouse."
Up for Bids: Classic Soviet Space Propaganda Posters
Glory to October! 1960 Artist: Evgeny Soloviev (1910-1972) Inscriptions in the ornamental scrolls at the bottom of the October Revolution anniversary poster read, respectively, “October Proclaimed the Beginning of a New Era in the History of the Mankind,” and “The Country of October Brought the World into the Era of Space Exploration.”