Something a little different this week. A photo of painters on the Brooklyn Bridge circa 1914. We can only imagine the myocardial infarctions that would be generated among insurance actuaries responsible for Workman’s Comp policies were such a scene enacted today.
Some of these guys are in three-piece suits and regular street shoes too, for crissakes. This is from the archival website of the New York City Department of Records, where they have put an enormous amount of material online. Unhappily there are no high-resolution versions that I could find, so we don’t get to see a full-size version. That’s a shame—this looks like a 4×5 negative—I’d love to study the facial expressions here.