Monday, September 12, 2016

12 Amazing Vintage Photographs That Show People Who Weren't Afraid of Heights

We might all feel a little nervous going higher than humans are meant to – it's evolution apparently that makes us worry about falling from a height. But in 12 vintage photographs below that show these people are not afraid of heights and show us some amazing views from dazzling heights...

1. At the end of the track in Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park. A 1916 Publicity shot of a Studebaker Roadster.

2. Building the Empire State Building, 1930.

3. Working like acrobats at high altitudes, Woolworth Building, New York, 1926.

4. A construction worker on top of the Empire State Building as it was being built in 1930 in New York.

5. Workers pictured fooling around as they built a New York's skyscraper in 1932.

6. Construction workers eat lunch atop a steel beam 800 feet above ground, at the building site of the RCA Building in Rockefeller Center in New York, on Sept. 29, 1932.

7. Carl Russell waves to his co-workers while doing structural work of the 88th floor of the Empire State Building, ca. 1930s.

8. Park Avenue, probably during the construction of the Lever Building (1951-52) between 53th & 54th streets; Seagram Building is behind the construction worker.

9. A construction worker hangs from an industrial crane during the construction of the Empire State Building, ca. 1930s.

10. Photographer Margaret Bourke-White on the Chrysler Building, 1935.

11. Dance on Overhanging Rock, Glacier Point, 1900. Kitty Tatch and Katherine Hazelston were waitresses at Yosemite National Park hotels. Photo by George Fiske.

12. Auckland Harbour Bridge workers, ca. 1950s.

(via ODDEE)

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