These Men Risked Their Lives to Build 1920s New York Skyscrapers

From:America in Color: The 1920s

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The skyscrapers of Manhattan needed a new, bolder type of construction worker. They got them in 'roughnecks' - hardened men who worked without safety harnesses, hard hats or even bathroom breaks.