16 Photos That You Need To See Before You Die

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then these photos must add up to quite a collection of dense tomes. These are the photos that captured the essence of historical shifts, as well as the all-too-familiar truths of the human condition. The following are 15 photos that you need to see before you die.

Lunch Atop A Skyscraper


840 feet above Manhattan, on the 69th floor of the RCA building, 11 construction workers nonchalantly ate their lunch on a thin beam. These are some of the proud men who built the Rockefeller Center. The photo symbolized American resilience and bravery, inspiring blue-collar workers in the time of the Great Depression. While this photo indicates the exhilarating highs of American industry, the next reveals its depressing lows.