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"New York is the city where we feel at home when we are from nowhere." Melissa Bank Photography : Icarus Atop, "The Ball",

A construction worker stands on a beam of building at 40 Wall Street, 1930. Safety precautions? Nah.

13 Strange Photos From The Past That Will Totally SHOCK You!!!

A construction worker on a beam high above the building at 40 Wall Street, New York City,

Those who constructed the Empire State Building were real men! The builders, 3400 in total, were mostly immigrants and native Americans. They did the job in only 410 days.

Those who constructed the Empire State Building were real men! The builders, 3400 in total, were mostly immigrants and native Americans. They did the job in only 410 days.

Samurai Old Image

thekimonogallery: Rare photo of true samurai, circa Japan, by photographer Felice Beato. A year or two after this photograph was taken, the samurai were abolished, and with it the Japanese feudal system.

I want a hippo-drawn rickshaw.

Circus hippo pulling a cart, 1924 It is not often that one sees a hippo-drawn carriage 90 years after this photo was taken. The Barnes circus had this hippopotamus named Lotus, who doesn't look all that happy to be harnessed to the cart behind her.

Ikonenhafte Aufnahme von 1914: Mehr als ein halbes Dutzend Maler hängt in den Seilen der Brooklyn Bridge - festgehalten vom langjährigen offiziellen Fotografen der Baubehörde, Eugene de Salignac.

In this Oct. 1914 photo provided by the New York City Municipal Archives, painters are suspended from wires on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. Image by New York City Municipal Archives, Department of Bridges/Plant & Structures, Eugene de Salignac / AP

Great Smog, England (1952)

Toxic fog - London bus makes its way along Fleet Street in heavy smog, December 1952 Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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