Our good friend tenbeers sent in a link to this amazing photography, showing the construction of the USS Macon, an American airship designed to compete against the German Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg. Unlike the larger German craft, the American airships used helium to keep them aloft, meaning they were an almost completely safe form of air travel. Really, there just wasn’t much that could possibly go wrong with them, but the Hindenburg disaster convinced the public that it was far too dangerous to travel in an airship.
But nevermind all that. Look at that construction photo! Look at the insane ladders involved! The workers must have spent the first hour of every work day just climbing up there to work! It’s madness, and it makes for a gorgeous photo.
If you could go back in time, and watch any piece of technology being developed, what would tickle your fancy?
[Image source: RADDBlog]
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