Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Looking for Newfoundlanders who've worked high steel

This famous photo, Lunch atop a Skyscraper, was taken by Charles Ebbets on September 29, 1932 on the 69th floor of the RCA Building in New York during the last months of its construction. Various names have been suggested for the men in the photo, with the third man from the left having been possibly identified as Austin Lawton of King's Cove, and the fifth as Claude Stagg of Catalina.

On November 14th of this year, The Rooms museum and the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador is looking at presenting a live, informal talk-show style interview in the Rooms theatre on Newfoundlanders working on high steel, past and present.

Right now, I am looking for a couple people with good memories of working high steel, who might represent different generations of workers. If you know of someone who might be up for a conversation with me (Dale Jarvis) about the topic, you can call me at 739-1892 ext 2, or email me at

For more on the work of Newfoundlanders working High Steel in New York and other places, check the documentary by CBC's Curtis Rumbolt: Men of Iron.

1 comment:

Robert said...

Happend to find your blog when looking for the photo "Lunch atop a skyscraper". Don't know if it's any help to you, but had to let you know!

Here's a link to the swedish article (translated by Google):