US Department of Labor 2014 Hall of Honor Inductee The Chinese Railroad Workers (1865 — 1869) From 1865-1869, 12,000 Chinese immigrants constructed the western section of the transcontinental railroad — one of the greatest engineering feats in American history. Their efforts, which connected the western United States to the eastern United States, laid the foundation for the extraordinary economic prosperity enjoyed by the United States in the years that followed.
Lunch atop a Skyscraper is a famous black-and-white photograph taken during construction of the RCA Building (renamed the GE Building in 1986) at Rockefeller Center in New York City, United States. Below is a picture of construction workers who recreated the classic photo in 2011 by posing on a girder 800ft above London.
Posing atop the Chrysler Building, New York City Charles Rivers photographed a remarkable series of images during the construction of the Chrysler and Empire State buildings, including this one of a riveter on the 58th floor.
Three of the Walker sisters are shown ginning cotton in a photograph from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s new 75th-anniversary Web site. The sisters were granted a lifetime lease in the park and dwelled at their cabin, without electricity or plumbing, for the rest of their lives. The last of the sisters died in the 1960s