I’ve been in a lot of different mines. Some on tours, some not. If you pass through Howardsville, Colorado without going on the Old Hundred Mine Tour, you’re missing out. This is what Santiago Tunnel looked like in the 1940s when it was near the end of its life.
Camera: Voigtlander Bessa Film: Acros 100
Small rooms in the basement of the asylum were seemingly too tiny to be used, even for storage.
The iron holding up the plaster ceiling is rusted to the point the weight of it is bending it right over.
I really like the way this high-ceilinged room is decaying. Well, decayed. It’s demolished now.
When the factory’s production line was up for auction, many parts were removed, crated and labeled with big painted numbers to ease their removal by buyers. Not everything sold, however, so not one dark corner of the factory seems without a pile of dislocated industrial junk.
The belts on these mills have long ben missing.
Behind one of the kitchens is one of the few pieces of furniture remaining. Beside it, a small electric space heater–small by 1970s standards.