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Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Lunch on the skyscraper...or Why Women Live Longer Than Men...

A look at work on the New York skyline circ. 1930’s!
Not much safety involved!

The title the first of the following photographs "Lunch atop a Skyscraper" or "Lunch at the top of a skyscraper" The author is Charles C. Ebbets. He is one of the more solid photographers of the world. The photographs were taken in New York, on September 29th 1932, and published in the New York Herald Tribune in the Sunday supplement of the Oct. 2nd of that year. It was taken on the 69th floor of the 70that is the GE building in the Rockefeller Center.

This is Charles Ebbets while taking some of these photographs

And this one, is another mythical photo "Resting on the girder" of 1932

Many of these images comprise the Bettmann file, founded by Otto Bettmann in 1936. It contains a collection of 11 million photographs and includes some of the best historical images of the United States. At the present time the file belongs to the Corbis company, property of Bill Gates.

*Thanks, Erwin

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