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vintage empire state building construction photos by lewis wickes hine 1931 (9)

Photos of the Empire State Building Under Construction

NYC. Empire State Building construction ca.1930 // by Lewis W. Hine.

An unidentified woman who worked at the Four Wheel Drive factory in Clintonville assembling trucks during World War I. She is wearing a special uniform for women workers (c.1918).

This WW2 worker in a Van Nuys CA factory in 1944 soon started calling herself Marilyn Monroe...

Thomas Edison (left) and Henry Ford (right)

Twitter / HistoryInPix: Henry Ford, dressed as a cowboy, ...

women in a factory sewing the American flag (photo by by Margaret Bourke-White)

Evolution of New York's Skyline, 1876, 1952, 1988, 2013

Citation: Carving of Abraham Lincoln at Mount Rushmore, ca. 1934 / unidentified photographer. Mount Rushmore monument photographs, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Totally cool picture of the Mackinac bridge under construction, with still-unconnected dangling sections of what would become the roadway.

Mackinac bridge construction...guess heights didn't bother him!

why your wedding ring goes on the 4th finger. Cute for the back of the program. Make sure to tell your photographer. I bet they'll catch a few guests trying it pre-ceremony... So true! And weird! Gave me the cold chills!! :)

Factory worker, ca. 1900 ~Poor thing, she was only a baby!