In front of a rust-welded Illinois rotary stoker is where the boiler-men made their mark. The last year I can make out is 1985.
Miscellaneous math and strange instructions remain all across the shipment section walls. Sadly, this section likely fell into disrepair before the others.
“B. M.” Brick Graffiti Series.
Next to the pit in the maintenance shop is “The Wall”… where rail workers wrote about interesting happenings at Shoreham.
Worker graffiti in a stairway. If this is your birthday, you have to comment on this post!
” Joe Sheldon; R.K. ’47-’48”. Brick Graffiti Series.
A scribbled note on a doorframe… lost details.
Graffiti by a crew member of the Algolake.
“R.M. ’43”. Brick Graffiti Series.
Two signatures complement this gorgeous hand-painted sign. ‘Bowers’ from 1987 and ‘Normal’ from 1982. The blocking on the letters is still visible!
Kodak Tri-X 400, Leica M7. Serious enough to write across the side of the tank, but not serious enough to have a sign made.
Someone’s fractal cheat sheet, spraypainted on the side of the Osborn.
An arrangement of brick graffiti on the old boiler house building near the railroad tracks.
1950s safety posters about static and proper footware hide in remote offices, where the curious haven’t stolen them… yet.
Carvings on the back of a barracks building.
A little welding art one crosses over near the windlass room.
Circa-1960s graffiti. Someone got their ass kicked.
These copulas made the iron for casting.
Latscher. Brick Graffiti Series.
More circa-1935 graffiti.
Fire doors and penis talk.
A closeup of a flour chute.
A sign hanging near the shop office.
Circa-1935 graffiti in concrete across the slip from Huron-Portland.
Chicago-made fire door.
The corners of these buildings are inscribed by a century of bored rail workers and delivery drivers. Pictured is the southeast corner of the Twohy, which is typical of mercantiles.
“W.N. ’86”. Brick Graffiti Series.
Moon of M.R. 5-22-1985. Brick Graffiti Series.
Moon of M.R. ‘1985. Brick Graffiti Series.
“N.L. ’45”. Brick Graffiti Series.
Who is Jo Jew? Is it you?
“Richard Glumac ’44”. Brick Graffiti Series.
Ruster at The Pool… employee graffiti about 100 above ground.
Fantastic brick graffiti piece by a Duluthian in 1933! Is the stick drawing of a horse? Feel free to weigh in.
The guard shack protecting the Nike launch pad.
Peering into a remote office at Manitoba Wheat Pool #3. Someone left their to-do list behind.
In the soft wood of the machine, an employee left their mark.
Drawn in fresh concrete about 50 years before I took this picture, and only 2 years after this elevator blew up…
“R.S. ’14”. Brick Graffiti Series.
“Daisy”… probably for the mill, as it was unusual for women to work at Daisy.
“Richard Glumac”. Brick Graffiti Series.
“Richard Glumac ’45”. Brick Graffiti Series.
“Dale Rossetter ’54”. Brick Graffiti Series.
A chalkboard halfway to the headhouse is untouched since the mill closed. It still has the cheat sheets!
“M.H. ’56; Al Malmsten ’44”. Brick Graffiti Series.
Don Crist ’83. Brick Graffiti Series.
HN. Brick Graffiti Series.
Postcards and snapshots in a high elevator office.