Thursday, March 27, 2014

Russian Republics and more ... 01 A Siberian Federal District - Touva 3 bis

I know this post has little to do with real stamp collecting, but I can't deny it's a funny cinderella.

The altered picture of 11 construction workers is an iconic photograph, taken by Charles C. Ebbets during construction of the GE Building at Rockefeller Center in 1932.
The photograph depicts 11 men eating lunch, seated on a girder with their feet dangling hundreds of feet above the New York City streets. Ebbets took the photo on September 29, 1932, and it appeared in the New York Herald Tribune in its Sunday photo supplement on October 2.

Picture by Charles C. Ebbets (1932)

This (altered) picture can be found on posters, T-shirts, mugs, place mats ...
And also on two so-called Tuva stamp sheets.

The two sheets are completely bogus, but nevertheless always fun looking at.
To serve equal rights, both male and female version of the sheet.

Tuva private issue - female workers
Tuva private issue - male workers
Do you recognise all 'famous' people depicted?

NOT to be continued :-)