A photo is worth a thousand words! These historical photos capture truths about the past that you won’t find in history books. They’ll give you a interesting perspective on historical events that you’ve learned about in the past.
1. 1932: Workers eating lunch in NYC – uncovered
This photo called Lunch Atop A Skyscraper was taken 850 feet above Manhattan on the RCA building, which is now called the GE building. Most people think that this is a natural scene, just showing how different society was in the 1930s, but that’s simply not true. In reality, this photo was staged for a promotional campaign for the massive skyscraper. But that doesn’t take away from the scenes beauty. It still represents a time when American work ethic and resilience brought us through the Great Depression. Today however, it looks like an expensive law suit waiting to happen. Today’s construction laws are obviously much stricter. At the time, workers did not have to follow any particularly strict safety laws. Currently, insurance for construction companies now insist that builders cannot eat their lunches on building sites.