Monday, January 19, 2009

What's for Lunch?

I'm sure you've all seen this photo. For those of you who have missed out, here it is in all it's glory.

"5 dollar Foot Longs 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 1932.

The photograph depicts 11 men grubbing down, chillin on a girder with their feet dangling hundreds of feet above the New York City streets. Ebbets snapped da photo on September 29, 1932, and it appeared in the New York Herald Tribune in its Sunday photo supplement on October 2. He was maxin out on the 69th floor of the GE Building during the last months of construction. When he got historic on us and shot his boys chowin down.

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