looking for early 1900 skyscraper construction site photo

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Hi all

I am looking for a classis black and white photo I had seen approx two years ago.

The black & white classic is of workers at a construction site of a sky-scraper in the early 1900s, sitting on a metal bar, suspended in mid air very high up. The handfull of workers are opening lunch boxes and sharing coffee from flasks with the mist of the city below in the background.

My only thought is that this was the construction of a New York skyscraper.

plse assist


-- Dinesh Naik (naikd@altech.co.zw), December 27, 2000


I am online looking for the same photo, but it has been tough to find. If it helps, I think it was taken by a man named Lewis Hine.

Good luck

-- Andy Loudermilk (pigsmilk@aol.com), March 10, 2001.


-- Nicki Smith (junk_stuff100@hotmail.com), March 20, 2001.

I have this Picture hanging on my wall. I'm not sure if your looking for this picture on the net . If your not then you can find this picture at a local art store.. Ask to see a few books look under Photo's and Architecture. You are right the Photo is taken in New York City and the name of the Photo is called Lunch on a Skyscraper 1932..No name on the Photo sorry..

-- Eric (ericsr19@hotmail.com), May 25, 2001.

Try this site of Lewis Hine: http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/spe/art/photo/hinex/empire/empire.ht ml

-- Howard R. Wilkerson (hrwilkersons@juno.com), August 15, 2001.

Try www.art.com You will find many photographs about construction/architecture. You can buy them also. They have many sizes.

-- Arancha (aecheverria@sanitas.es), November 14, 2001.

I believe the building is the Rockefeller Center, artist unknown, 1932. I do not believe that it is part of the hine collection.

-- Paul Restivo (restivo@email.com), November 24, 2001.

I got mine @ IKEA it cost 6.50 its of the rokefeller center hope this helps you can also get it at www.artgroup.com

-- (wayne191@hotmail.com), January 21, 2002.

HE all! I'm working on my new project - a website about design, graphics and painting. I really NEEEED thi pic of NY Construction Workers. PLEAAAAAASE , help. U'll B famous if help . Promise ;) ======Den, the webmaster .========

-- Den (d_mcdre@hotmail.com), February 02, 2002.

i am looking for informatio on that photo for a college research project. I need to know who was the photographer, and where the original is currently housed.. Does any one know?? OHHH please i beg for your help immediatly !!!! April, 20, 2002

-- trish (princess_tricia_98@yahoo.com), April 20, 2002.

Try worldwideposters.co.uk for the picture you want plus pictures of the workers asleep on the elevated girder and also standing up on the girder(mad-men!)

-- Karl J. P. Bannon (karljpbannon@hotmail.com), August 02, 2002.

I have got 5 scanned images (each approx 1.5 meg in size)all quite good resolution of the classic Images that are being asked about here. If anybody requires them then send me an email and I will forward as required

-- Kevin Saul (kevsaul@hotmail.com), September 04, 2002.

I found the poster sized print at Hobby Lobby (9-28-02) entitled "Lunch Atop Skyscraper" Rockefeller Center, New Yok, 1932. I had it framed there too. It's a wonderful print. Hope this helps others. Carla

-- C Gleason (gleason@dodgecity.net), September 29, 2002.

I have that photo.Lunch on a skyscraper 1932.It is five by three.Good photo.I tell my friends one guy is my dad. Ihave had it five years.I got it for a berthday gift.

-- Mike Thomas in K.Y (josethom2@aol.com), December 08, 2002.

liebermans poster company on line has it.

-- hayden mcquilkin (haychip2@att.net), December 30, 2002.

Isn't there also a painting of this scene, which has stars like Eddie Murphy in it?

-- Don (don_h_moore@hotmail.com), January 07, 2003.

This picture and others in the series are available from http://www.clipartoday.com/building/construction01_poster.html. I particularly like the one of the workers asleep!! Hope you get lucky Cheers Martin

-- Martin Adams (mca_no1@hotmail.com), January 15, 2003.

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