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12-06-2022, 07:37 PM - 9 Likes   #1
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The Story Of The Man Behind The 1932 Photograph, “Lunch Atop A Skyscraper.”

Obviously, I saw this famous photo but knew nothing about photographer. I found it interesting.

https://www.historyinmemes.com/2022/12/05/charles-c-ebetts/

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second picture , the way he hold the camera and pose - unbelievable !!!!!
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It seems that construction workers become very comfortable with heights. They seem to just go about life as usual with little thought for height at which they are working.

Below is a picture of my dad (light shirt) and another fellow in 1924 or 1925 atop the Ben Franklin bridge in Philadelphia. They are just 60 feet above the Delaware River — not nearly as far up in the lunch crew in the famous photo. But whether you fall 60 or 600 feet, you are still dead. Dad is 19 or 20 years old in the photo and an apprentice electrician. The original photo is about 2.5" x 3.5".

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QuoteOriginally posted by AggieDad Quote
It seems that construction workers become very comfortable with heights. They seem to just go about life as usual with little thought for height at which they are working.

Below is a picture of my dad (light shirt) and another fellow in 1924 or 1925 atop the Ben Franklin bridge in Philadelphia. They are just 60 feet above the Delaware River — not nearly as far up in the lunch crew in the famous photo. But whether you fall 60 or 600 feet, you are still dead. Dad is 19 or 20 years old in the photo and an apprentice electrician. The original photo is about 2.5" x 3.5".
amazing !!

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QuoteOriginally posted by jumbleview Quote
Obviously, I saw this famous photo but knew nothing about photographer. I found it interesting.

https://www.historyinmemes.com/2022/12/05/charles-c-ebetts/
All before the Health and Safety brigade. Those were the days!
Look at those shoes up on that beam!
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Annoys me that they put the "Instagram" crop on it, a couple guys and a significant part of the beam are missing
There is a lot more to that image than shown in this telling, Look it up on Wikipedia,
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QuoteOriginally posted by AggieDad Quote
It seems that construction workers become very comfortable with heights. They seem to just go about life as usual with little thought for height at which they are working.
I’ve done my share and no, you don’t give little thought to the height, you get used to it and rationalise it. But you never forget it or you’re dead.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jumbleview Quote
Obviously, I saw this famous photo but knew nothing about photographer. I found it interesting.

https://www.historyinmemes.com/2022/12/05/charles-c-ebetts/
I just found a great little video about it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by nixxo2002 Quote
second picture , the way he hold the camera and pose - unbelievable !!!!!
It is even more scary than the first one A slight slip of those very slippery-looking shoes ... It reminds me of a rule I have always kept to : never to move my feet while looking through the viewfinder.
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