These magnificent acrobatic ladies are among the Working Stiffs on display at the Queens Art Museum through October 3, 2010. Drawing from the institution’s photography collection, 50 images make up the exhibition, each with a different view of what it is to work. The photographs cover great cultural and geographic ground. The works also cover both the 19th and 20th centuries. Among the selected photographs, some are by famed artists – Lewis Hine, Dorothea Lange, Reginald Marsh – and others by lesser knowns.

In total, the collected material works to celebrate diversity of occupation and place – fitting in New York’s most diverse borough.

More information about the exhibition can be found at QMA.

A selection of images from Working Stiffs after the jump.

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