The original cover art for Margaret Cheney's Tesla - Man out of Time
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1886: Tesla's Winter Of Suffering

Betrayed by men he trusted, Tesla considered the winter of 1886/1887 a time of "terrible headaches and bitter tears." He was forced to work as a ditch digger for $2.00 per day and questioned the value of his education.

Early New York City sewer workers.
Early New York City sewer workers.
Early New York City sewer workers. Early American construction workers.