The Empire State Building Celebrates 80 years

Posted by on May 02 2011 | History, Photography

Here’s a look back at the construction of this New York landmark through the iconic images of Lewis Hine.

Lewis W. Hine, NEIL DOHERTY, ca. 1931

 

Lewis W. Hine, GROUP OF WORKERS, EMPIRE STATE BUILDING, ca. 1931

Lewis W. Hine, ICARUS ATOP EMPIRE STATE BUILDING, 1931

 

View more Lewis Hine images of the Empire State Building and from this era documenting Ellis Island, Child Labor, and the Industrial Age.

 

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    Roxana Aparicio Wolfe is the Curator of Education and Online Communities at George Eastman House.

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