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Lewis Hine The Sky Boy 1931

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Courage...

cis construction workers, circa isn’t much that needs to be said here; the perilous position of every man in this shot, along the arm of the crane is a picture so far removed from contemporary construction it is almost unbelievable.

Bank of Manhattan, New York, 1929 Their lives are quite literally in the balance. One of them doesn't even look like he is holding on to anything

Bank of Manhattan, New York, 1929 - Vertigo: Nerves of Steel - Stills Galleries - British Pathé

A construction worker stands on a beam of building at 40 Wall Street, 1930. Safety precautions? Nah.

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A construction worker on a beam high above the building at 40 Wall Street, New York City,

Construction of the Empire State Building. August 1930. Photo by Lewis Hine

Construction of the Empire State Building. August Photo by Lewis Hine Worksafe wouldve had a hayday back then! Note the lack of ANY safety equipment!

Death-Defying Photos Of Skyscraper Construction Workers Goofing Around

Death-Defying Photos Of Skyscraper Construction Workers Goofing Around

I guess you have to make your own fun at work, even when work is 20 stories off the ground on the skeleton of a future skyscraper. But these photos of construction workers enjoying their breaks and photo-ops high in the air are simply terrifying.

U.S. Empire State Building worker riding 'the ball', NYC, 1930-31

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Posted 9 months ago 36 0 A worker on the job during the construction of the Empire State Building. A worker on the job during the construction of the Empire State Building.

Uh... HELL NO!   (Is this the Flying Wallendas?)

Some vintage adrenaline. Acrobats balance on top of the Empire State Building 1934 - New York City

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