‘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.’ 1931

24 Jaw-Dropping Photos Of The Construction Of The Empire State Building

Construction of the Empire State Building was one of the most remarkable feats of the century. It took only 410 days to build, by workers, many of them desperate for work at the height of the Depression 1931

The Photo After The Famous Photo: The famous photo was taken on September 20th, 1932, during the construction of the RCA Building (now the GE Building) in Rockefeller Center. The workers, without safety harnesses, are 69 floors (840 feet) above the street.

The Photo After The Famous Photo

Lunch atop a Skyscraper (New York Construction Workers Lunching on a Crossbeam) is a famous photograph taken by Charles C. Ebbets during construction of the GE Building at Rockefeller Center in (Photographer: Charles C. Ebbets) I still can't believe this.

Workers with the National Air Raid Precautions Animal Committee carry an airedale, injured during an air raid, into an animal hospital. England, 1940.

Workers with the National Air Raid Precautions Animal Committee carry an Airedale, injured during an air raid, into an animal hospital — England, 1940

Before disaster struck: Women workers stack live shells destined for the trenches at the huge munitions factory at Chilwell in Nottinghamshire in 1917. A few months later, on 1 July, 1918, 250 workers were killed when eight tons of TNT explosive at the factory blew up. Only 32 bodies could be positively identified

Dramatic photographs from WW1 that show the carnage... and courage

Before disaster struck: Women workers stack live shells destined for the trenches at the huge munitions factory at Chilwell in Nottinghamshire in A few months later, on 1 July, 250 workers were killed when eight tons of TNT explosive at.

A rescue worker holds a disheveled cat taken from the ruins of a bombed London House, Feb. 14, 1941 following an air raid on the British capital.

A rescue worker holds a disheveled cat taken from the ruins of a bombed London…

Two women munition workers operate a shell case forming machine during the First World War at the New Gun Factory of the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London. Lewis G P © IWM (Q 27846)

Gente della Guerra women munition workers operate a shell case forming machine during the First World War at the New Gun Factory of the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London. Lewis G P © IWM (Q

Match Seller, Greenwich 1884, London

Match Seller, Greenwich London victorian era london was a very harsh environment for young children living in poverty

Women munition workers finish small arms cartridges in Small Arms Cartridge Factory No.3 at Woolwich Arsenal, London, during the First World War. (Artist: Lewis G P)

"Bomb Girls" - Women munition workers finish small arms cartridges in Small Arms Cartridge Factory at Woolwich Arsenal, London, during the First World War. (Artist: Lewis G P)


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