Item no. 22013
New York
Occupation: Building and construction trades
Collection: Private

Bridgepainter on the Queensboro Fifty-ninth Street Bridge. Phillip Keating, the son of Irish immigrants, fell to his death while painting another bridge seven years after a fellow worker snapped this shot in 1949.

Image from the Martin and Catherine Keating Daly private collection.

See this image in the Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives exhibit.

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