September 5, 2016

At the foot of the Flatiron, New York City (1903)

It's a very windy day, and the pedestrians passing by the Flatiron Building are having considerable difficulty in keeping their hats from flying off.

This remarkable picture was taken at the foot of New York's famous skyscraper, The Flatiron, and shows men and women being blown about like chips. One woman is flattened against a shop window and is utterly unable to walk. An extraordinary subject.

Director: A.E. Weed


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