This website uses cookies. Some may have been set already. Read about managing our cookies. Please click the button to accept our cookies. If you continue to use the site, we shall assume that you are happy to accept the cookies anyway.

Anonymous - Lunch Atop A Skyscraper.

Lunch Atop A Skyscraper.
Open Edition Prints
Print ref:Paper size:(W x H)Image size:(W x H)Medium:
SPT847827 x 20 ins
70 x 50 cms
24 x 16 ins
60 x 40 cms
PaperAdd to
My Gallery
Also available as Print on Demand
Other Images by Anonymous

Other Images in this Category

Artist Biography
The artist of this piece has not been identified yet and therefore there is no biographical information available.
About this Piece
This image of eleven construction workers eating lunch on an iron girder 840ft above Manhattan without safety harness has become one of the defining photographs of 20th-cenury America. As the Greatest Depression raged, workers took whatever jobs they could, regardless of the risks, while the nation began slowly to rebuild itself.

Here they are close to completing the 70-storey RCA Building – later renamed the GE Building – which forms part of the Rockefeller Centre, then the largest private building project ever undertaken. Although the shot looks impromptu, it was in truth composed as part of a publicity drive.