Workers on the Empire State Building 1920s    Construction of the Empire State Building was one of the most remarkable feats of the 20th century. It took only 410 days to build, by 3,400 workers, many of them desperate for work at the height of the Depression. The work force was made up largely of immigrants, along with hundreds of Mohawk Indian iron workers.    - Washington Post

Workers on the Empire State Building 1920s Construction of the Empire State Building was one of the most remarkable feats of the 20th century. It took only 410 days to build, by 3,400 workers, many of them desperate for work at the height of the Depression. The work force was made up largely of immigrants, along with hundreds of Mohawk Indian iron workers. - Washington Post

l'equilibrio tranquillizza, ma la pazzia è molto più interessante. (Bertrand Russell)

l'equilibrio tranquillizza, ma la pazzia è molto più interessante. (Bertrand Russell)

Iron Worker - Explore the World with Travel Nerd Nici, one Country at a Time. http://TravelNerdNici.com

Iron Worker - Explore the World with Travel Nerd Nici, one Country at a Time. http://TravelNerdNici.com

Today's picture shows construction workers moving a large pipe. The picture is from the Grand Coulee Dam project in Washington State. Around 1940.

Today's picture shows construction workers moving a large pipe. The picture is from the Grand Coulee Dam project in Washington State. Around 1940.

I thought this was quirky and cute…then I read the caption.  For real?!  .  Via weirdvintage:    Sending a child through the post, 1900  “After parcel post service was introduced, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.”  - Smithsonian

I thought this was quirky and cute…then I read the caption. For real?! . Via weirdvintage: Sending a child through the post, 1900 “After parcel post service was introduced, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.” - Smithsonian

Biblioteca Pública de Nueva York. Construcción del Empire State

24 Impresionantes Fotografías De La Construcción Del Edificio Empire State

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