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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.

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.

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 And, the previously unpublished version of the iconic photograph.

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 And, the previously unpublished version of the iconic photograph.

"Woman Doctor, New York City 1910" NYC Medical Milestones:1841 Croton clean water system became US model,1866 1st Municipal Health Dept.established standard for 100 years,1849,U.S's 1st ambulance service,1912-80 13 Nobel prizes in Medicine. Biddy Craft

"Woman Doctor, New York City 1910" NYC Medical Milestones:1841 Croton clean water system became US model,1866 1st Municipal Health Dept.established standard for 100 years,1849,U.S's 1st ambulance service,1912-80 13 Nobel prizes in Medicine. Biddy Craft

One of the most moving pictures I've ever seen. Breaks my heart and inspires me all at once.

One of the most moving pictures I've ever seen. Breaks my heart and inspires me all at once.

Hellen Keller, with doll, and teacher Anne Sullivan. I have never seen this picture before! It looks like it was taken at Ivy Green, Helen Keller's home in Alabama.

Earliest Photo of Helen Keller and Teacher Together Uncovered

Hellen Keller, with doll, and teacher Anne Sullivan. I have never seen this picture before! It looks like it was taken at Ivy Green, Helen Keller's home in Alabama.

1931 Empire State Building Construction Workers - Construction Cost Estimating. Construction, workers, city view, history, stunning, courage, photograph, photo b/w.

1931 Empire State Building Construction Workers - Construction Cost Estimating. Construction, workers, city view, history, stunning, courage, photograph, photo b/w.

"Migrant Mother", A photo taken by Dorothea Lange in 1936. The famous photograph has become the ultimate image epitomizing the Depression Era / http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Owens_Thompson

"Migrant Mother", A photo taken by Dorothea Lange in 1936. The famous photograph has become the ultimate image epitomizing the Depression Era / http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Owens_Thompson

The soldier and the nurse from the D-Day kiss picture in Times Square

The soldier and the nurse from the D-Day kiss picture in Times Square

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