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Painters hang from suspended wires on the Brooklyn Bridge October 7, 1914 -- 31 years after it first opened

Never-before-seen photos from 100 years ago tell vivid story of gritty New York City

In this Oct. 1914 photo provided by the New York City Municipal Archives, painters are suspended from wires on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. Image by New York City Municipal Archives, Department of Bridges/Plant & Structures, Eugene de Salignac / AP

New York City-1930. Noooo!

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

Construction Worker, 1920s - I can't believe that men worked up so high without safety gear.  My head starts to swoon just looking at this picture.

NYC skyscraper building worker, by Charles Clyde Ebbets. This image gives me the heebie jeebies.

Посетители выбирают книги в библиотеке, пострадавшей из-за немецких бомбардировок. Кенсингтон, Лондон

London readers continue to browse at a bombed-out library, WWII. Readers browsing through the bomb-damaged library of Holland House, London,

unbelieveable balance

the tightrope above. "Life is always a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope.

Belgian miners on their way down into the mine, 1900

Coal miners crammed into a coal mine elevator, coming up after a hard day of work. Not the greatest working conditions :-/

These four men are hoping to pass a test to get jobs as painters at the Brooklyn Bridge. Their first task was to climb to the top of one of the pillars. An estimated 27 workers died building the bridge

Incredible pictures of construction workers high above New York

These four men are hoping to pass a test to get jobs as painters at the Brooklyn Bridge. Their first task was to climb to the top of one of the piers. An estimated 27 workers died building the bridge

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.

vintage black and white construction workers in nyc images | New York Workers Sitting on Steel Beam Giclee Print

Global Gallery Workers Sitting on Steel Beam, 1926 Framed Photographic Print Size:

i think coca-cola should stop making ads and just use this forever

*Vintage coke ad Ice cold Coke - this is how I became addicted to Cola. No cafes or Starbucks around, just vending machines where people gathered around and talked while having a cold one.

Plank bridge over the Katun River in Russia, equal parts gorgeous and frightening.

i have this reaccuring dream that takes place on a bridge like this the ending always is the same, me in the water wondering if this should be a prioritu.fate maybe Plank Bridge, Cascille, Northern Ireland

Circa 1900-1910. “Yard of tenement, New York City.

Circa "Yard of tenement, New York City." Hung out to dry somewhere in Manhattan. Image by: Detroit Publishing Company glass negative.

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