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And this shot was apparently taken by another daredevil hanging onto the crane's boom.
Very dedicated indeed.What a chore, to have all that gear with himI wonder if he had to clean his britches after that.R
I suspect that's A.W. "Artie" Leonard of the National Photo Co.Seen here: ShorpyI 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.
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.
I like the background--a decent-sized town leading straight into open space and fields. No multi-lane expressways or shopping malls.
Aerial photography 100 years ago, who'da thunkit?Great picture, thank you.