smithsonianmag:

Just Some Painters Hanging Out on the Brooklyn Bridge…No Big Deal

…the photographer was Eugene de Salignac, a municipal worker who took 20,000 photographs of modern Manhattan in the making.

Photo: Painters are suspended from wires on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York on October 7, 1914. AP Photo/New York City Municipal Archives, Department of Bridges/Plant & Structures, Eugene de Salignac

The Smithsonian’s Retina blog is pretty awesome.