Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Dangerous Work

This is how they used to repair wires.


This is how they changed streetlights

And this is how prisoners were transported.

And just for fun, Lillian Russell was a huge star in the 1800's. Looks like there's hope for me yet!

A friend sent me a bunch of old pictures this week. So I picked these to show you. Maybe one day I will post some more.

“And why do you think I keep risking my neck in this dangerous work? I look death in the face practically every day I live. Do you think I’d do this if I wasn’t convinced of your resurrection and mine as guaranteed by the resurrected Messiah Jesus?

1 Cor. 15:30

16 comments:

Sandra said...

after seeing the guy on the ladder, i am wondering why i fuss at bob for walking on the roof after he climbs the ladder... scary jobs, all of these.. maybe even Lilians job was scary back then..

LV said...

What an interesting and informative feature. What a difference in now and then. Tryst things are going well for you today.

Patsy said...

Great post!

Ann said...

all those dangerous jobs and there was no workman's comp for when they got injured :)

Nancy Chan said...

Great post to remind us to appreciate the dangerous work those men back then and now the present ones were/are doing to make our lives more comfortable. Have a beautiful day, Ginny!

Terra Hangen said...

Great photos from times past.

Margaret Adamson said...

Perhaps if prisoners were transported that was they would be ashamed and not offence again.

Tamago said...

Oh my, the 1st picture scares me! Love the picture of Lillian Russel. What a beautiful lady!

Denise inVA said...

Goodness, these are so interesting Ginny. You would have to have a good head for heights for those jobs. As for the prison transport, no words needed :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Not for the faint of heart, was it?

George said...

Thanks for sharing these old photos with us. I don't think I would want to change streetlights back in the day.

Jeanne said...

Very interesting post! Wow they were living dangerously for sure!

Jeanne said...

Very interesting post! Wow they were living dangerously for sure!

Betsy Adams said...

I didn't realize that you were blogging again... George mentioned it tonight... Mercy Me.... Sorry I have missed some.. At least, I've kept up with you on FB.

Times have really changed... Amazing, huh?

Hugs,
Betsy

Chris Scheuer said...

And I thought I was an old fashioned girl. Maybe not so much!

So glad to see you back Ginny! Yay!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Hi Ginny....I saw your comment you left for Mad Snapper [Sandra] and wanted to stop by and give you a big Texan Howdy.

Hope you two are doing much better, and I get to see you're posting more often. I'm gonna go catch up with your previous posts right now and then, add your url to my sidebar reading list.

"Welcome back to blogging"....even if this is a late note.