48 Rare Historical Photos And The Story Behind Them
Written by Jacob Shelton
A blast from the past! Since time machines have not yet been invented, our only way to peer back in time, at people and events in the distant past and the not-so-distant past, is to look at photographs that were taken at the time. We hope this gallery of photographs help you to reminisce, help you learn something new, and help you draw connections between our past and our present.
A man standing on the first cables during the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, with the Presidio and San Francisco in the background (1935).
It took some guts to work on the construction of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. In the 1930s, there was an unwritten rule regarding high-steel bridge construction projects like this one… for every $1 million in cost, the engineers should expect one fatality among the workers. But the $35 million Gold Gate Bridge had an impressive safety record with only 11 deaths. A huge net suspended under the work site is credited with saving at least 19 people. The survival of the Bridge's workers is a wonder of foresight, and according to the media another net is being installed in 2020.
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