This one amazing piece of photo!

My palms are getting VERY sweaty just watching that.


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Is this real?
The light around those guys looks a bit weird…

Absolutely real. The light around them is from lightening those areas of the photo to more clearly show the men’s facial & body details. Looks like it was done with a pretty big brush though :joy:

Does anyone happen to have this picture in 1920x1080? :grinning: Link in the OP isn’t working.

How about 8192 x 6322?

You can scale it to whatever dimensions you like; you’ll have to crop to get it to 1920 x 1080, though.

Or here’s an image that has already been cropped and sized.


Think one of those people on that beam maybe @c00ter. :shushing_face:


I’m pretty sure @c00ter is not on that photo. nobody on that photo has an epic Unix beard.


3rd guy from the left:
“I use Arch, btw”


Thank you!

Anyone see whats in the gentleman’s hand on the far right? :cocktail: :rofl:


WOW, at this time, the last post I found the curiosity I was already thinking… and I was wondering the same thing, BUT I didn’t see it until you said something, but for the year this photo was taken, you know that was going on. LOL

Without reading any links, I’m pretty sure that’s just after or before prohibition era
Puts a new perspective on holding yer own …as the saying goes and throw in being that high up :stuck_out_tongue:


Actually - the photograph was taken on September 20, 1932.

Prohibition didn’t end until Dec 5, 1933.

Make of that what you will. It might have been a non-alcoholic drink of some sort (although that style of bottle certainly does suggest booze), or maybe it was some bootleg gin. :grin:

Who Is Last Man On Girder?
June Bjorndahl White has woven the iconic image of 11 ironworkers sitting high on a girder above New York City into the fabric of her life. A framed black-and-white poster of the photo hangs prominently in the living room of her home. Near it is a picture of her father 20 years later, his face bearing a striking resemblance to the ironworker to the right of his comrades, whiskey bottle in hand.

White clings to the belief that the last man on the girder is John Paul Nathaniel Bjorndahl, the father she barely knew. It's a position that she holds even as claims to the contrary continue to emerge.

White, 81, of New Hartford, said family lore has it that her father is the worker seated all the way to the right of the photo, commonly called, "Lunch Atop a Skyscraper." She recalled her older brother always telling her he wished he had a copy of the photo of their dad on the girder with the other guys, but she never understood exactly what he meant until years later.

Spying a copy of the photo in a local restaurant, White said she examined it closely and came to suspect that her father was the man brazenly holding a whiskey bottle during Prohibition.

"My gut is that it is him," she said.
"She said, 'Is that because he drank and smoke?'" White recalls her daughter saying. "I said, 'They all did that."


Damn second link won’t work. At any rate apparently why yes yes they were drinking alcohol…


If you want to read the article just search hartford currant who is the last man on girder.


I’m sure it was only water in that bottle :wink:

Gotta stay hydrated. :frog:


Brazenly drinking bootleg whiskey while at work on a dangerous job during Prohibition.

I love New York!

(If you inspect the huge version of the image that I posted above, it appears to me that the bottle is empty - maybe it was just a prop, but I kinda suspect that it was consumed :laughing:).


Crazy New Yorkers…Go big or go home!..wait I resemble that remark :laughing:


Thanks for the high res-picture @anon3337769. First time I hit a webp file and none of my KDE apps seem to be able to deal with it? Does anyone know what package/library I might be missing?
Cli, (cwebp) works…

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Gwenview opens it to me, i don’t recall installing anything additional… :thinking:


Hm, interesting. I get this from Gwenview:


I also can’t see wepb listed in the supported file formats in KolourPaint which made me think I may simple be missing a library.

Firefox works fine…looks like this is something bigger though, I will do a bit of research before further derailing this thread.


See whether you have the package qt5-imageformats installed:

pacman -Q qt5-imageformats

If it is not installed, install it with:

sudo pacman -S qt5-imageformats

Gwenview needs that optional dependency to display some image formats, like tiff and webp.

To see other optional dependencies for Gwenview, run:

pacman -Qi gwenview

Bingo! Installed and worked right away! Thanks a lot…