Men at Lunch tells the story of early 20th century immigration in America; of how modern-day New York emerged in the throes of the Great Depression; of the fundamental importance of iron workers, both then and now, particularly as the descendants of the early Irish iron workers rebuild the World Trade Center; and how one simple snapshot has captured the imaginations of people the world over.
One of the most moving and thought provoking pictures I've ever seen. Blessing to those who are able to overlook blatant ignorance. I pray that one day we will be able to move past prejudice and learn to celebrate one another. Life is too short to be ruled by hate.
It used to be legal to send kids in the mail.When domestic parcel post service was introduced in the United States in 1913, Americans were finally able to send packages across the country at an affordable rate. Early on, some people chose to abuse this new service. At least two people sent their stamp-covered children through the mail before the Postmaster General was able to issue new regulations banning the practice. The National Postal Museum still has this humorous picture on display.
Charles C. Ebbetts - Construction workers eat their lunches atop a steel beam 800 feet above ground, at the building site of the RCA Building in Rockefeller Center in New York, Sept. 29, 1932. And, the previously unpublished version of the iconic photograph.