Hanging Out on the Brooklyn Bridge, 1914

The New York City Municipal Archives just released a database of over 870,000 photos from its collection of more than 2.2 million images of New York throughout the 20th century. Their subjects include daily life, construction, crime, city business, aerial photographs, and more. The Atlantic’s In Focus has just published a post with 53 incredible shots from this archive. The Sifter will do a compilation as well as soon as the site is back up and running! It’s been down for the last few days…

In the amazing photograph above, we see a group of painters suspended on cables of the the Brooklyn Bridge. The photo was taken on October 7, 1914 by Eugene de Salignac.



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