Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hungry Construction Workers, 80 Years Later

This month marks the 80th anniversary of that iconic photograph "800 Feet Above 47th Street" (1932). You know the picture: those guys chowing down like they're not about to plummet hundreds of feet to their deaths.

What's really nifty is that Corbis is marking this anniversary with a whole site dedicated to photos from the era. Love the blurb from the site:
    The half-built edifice on which they precariously balance is the RCA building, tallest of 14 art deco skyscrapers in the complex. When the image was first published, New York was undergoing an Indian summer and Wall Street was at its lowest level, with unemployment at 24%.
Click on a different construction worker to get photos and information on lifestyle, sports, architecture and other fun stuff from the 30s.

1 comment:

  1. i just saw you on modcloth.com! That's AMAZING!!!!! I love modcloth!

    you look fab chika!



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