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Old Timey Construction Pictures


I love old pictures.  If I could scan some of the ones I have in my house you would be like: OMG Acadia has such awesome vintage photographs.  Then I would punch you in the face for two reasons.  The first is that I hate it when people say “vintage” and the second is that I just fucked up all my old pictures by scanning them!  So rather than you getting punched, let’s just look at these pics someone else took of guys supposedly building the Empire State Building.

Now, I realize these could all be legit, and there is no doubt that all the dudes who walked the ‘high steel’ and built those buildings back when the safety regulations consisted of some fat guy next to the elevator who yelled: “Don’t fall, dummy!” were pretty brave or really needed jobs, but I cannot verify that these are all the Empire State Building.  I know at least one is not of the Chrysler Building cause I can see it in the pic.

At any rate, the Empire State Building got built without computers or fax machines or…plastic?  Did they have plastic then?  Not that I think they should have made the Empire State Building out of plastic, but.  Wait, but nothing.  I don’t need to explain myself to you.  Just look at the pics.  And anyone who says the word ‘vintage’ in the comments is getting a HARD PUNCH!

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  1. Nicole

    I love old photos too! I’d rather have black & white or sepia colored photos than any others. They’re beautiful!

  2. Patrick

    Great photos! I think I may have whimpered at the pic of the guy riding the hook up the side of the building. My fear of heights extends to pics of crazy guys hanging from hundreds of feet up. Crazy..

  3. morgan elektra

    Wow, these photos are great. They’re… what’s the word….vin…vint…vinta…

    Classic. That’s it.

  4. loolpooq

    cool pics man

  5. midge


  6. Jenny Beans

    I love going to this one antique store here and sifting through the old photographs. They have this HUGE pile of them, some of them still in really good shape.

    There are some seriously creepy ass photos of people from the late 1800s and early 1900s that make me want to hide under a table though.

    Wow, I can’t believe I got to the end of this comment without saying vintage. Oh, crap.
    .-= Jenny Beans´s last blog ..Paul Elard Cooley’s ‘Tattoo’ =-.

  7. Lin

    Just looking at those photos make me queasy! Can you believe those men did that for a living??? I wonder if they were scared or ever got used to being up that high.
    .-= Lin´s last blog ..Start digging….. =-.

  8. Jim Ryan

    Ah, come on! Everyone knows the Empire State Building was built by aliens! They said so on TV!
    .-= Jim Ryan´s last blog ..Online Gestalt Entities =-.


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