“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
I'm glad to know that there are men in this world who can do that kind of work but I know myself well enough to know that I'm not one of them and I'm just fine with that.
Oh hell, I know I don't have big enough balls for that... a man has to know his limitations, Clint Eastwood
In today's construction world, those guys would be harnessed on a safety line, wearing hard hats, steel-toed boots, and such. Interesting to watch.
Worked with some Ironworkers back in the day. Seen them out on a 6" beam sweeping off the snow at 7 stories up. Not this little duck, ever!
Back when men were men.
I imagine this was a time when there were fewer social programs in the U.S. and if you didn't work you didn't eat. These men likely lived through the depression. Any open job was a job for them.
Makes my scrotum tingle just watching.Unh-unh.Not for me.
My dad helped build the John Hancock building in Chicago back in the 60s. He had some crazy stories.
Finished in 1930 so yes hard times had begun. Tallest building for 11 months. I wonder if they had jobs after this.