Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dedicated Photographer

This picture was taken in the early 1900's and shows a dedicated photographer going to great lengths to get the shot.


  1. And this shot was apparently taken by another daredevil hanging onto the crane's boom.

  2. Very dedicated indeed.
    What a chore, to have all that gear with him
    I wonder if he had to clean his britches after that.

  3. I suspect that's A.W. "Artie" Leonard of the National Photo Co.

    Seen here: Shorpy

    I could not find a link to the other photo of him high up on a utility pole, dangling his camera, but I saw it awhile back.

    I think Artie was a daredevil at heart.

  4. This reminds me of a shot taken at our church the day we put up the steeple. When the job was completed, we gave one of the work crew a camera, and he rode the crane up to the top and took a photo across the town to the Chesapeake Bay. Pretty nifty. It would be interesting to know what sort of picture Mr. Leonard got.

  5. I like the background--a decent-sized town leading straight into open space and fields. No multi-lane expressways or shopping malls.

  6. Aerial photography 100 years ago, who'da thunkit?
    Great picture, thank you.