Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Lunchtime Atop A Skyscraper
Lunch Atop a Skyscraper is a famous photograph taken in 1932 by Charles C. Ebbets during construction of the RCA Building at Rockefeller Center. The photograph shows 11 men eating lunch, seated on a girder with their feet dangling hundreds of feet above the New York City streets.
Ebbets took the photo on September 29, 1932, and it appeared in the New York Herald Tribune in its Sunday photo supplement on October 2. Taken on the 69th floor of the GE Building during the last several months of construction, the photograph Men Asleep on a Girder shows the same workers napping on the beam.
The copyright owner of the photograph, the Bettman Archive, did not recognize Charles C. Ebbets as the photographer until October 2003 (reportedly after months of investigation by a private investigation firm). However, authorship of the photograph, popular as a poster, was listed as 'Unknown' on many prints.
Posted by Usman at 12:20