“W.N. ’86”. Brick Graffiti Series.
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.
A little welding art one crosses over near the windlass room.
A chalkboard halfway to the headhouse is untouched since the mill closed. It still has the cheat sheets!
“N.L. ’45”. Brick Graffiti Series.
“Daisy”… probably for the mill, as it was unusual for women to work at Daisy.
Fantastic brick graffiti piece by a Duluthian in 1933! Is the stick drawing of a horse? Feel free to weigh in.
In the soft wood of the machine, an employee left their mark.
These copulas made the iron for casting.
“B. M.” Brick Graffiti Series.
Postcards and snapshots in a high elevator office.
“R.M. ’43”. Brick Graffiti Series.
Peering into a remote office at Manitoba Wheat Pool #3. Someone left their to-do list behind.
A scribbled note on a doorframe… lost details.
“R.S. ’14”. Brick Graffiti Series.
Don Crist ’83. Brick Graffiti Series.
Ruster at The Pool… employee graffiti about 100 above ground.
“Richard Glumac ’45”. 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!
Circa-1960s graffiti. Someone got their ass kicked.
Moon of M.R. 5-22-1985. Brick Graffiti Series.
Graffiti by a crew member of the Algolake.
Drawn in fresh concrete about 50 years before I took this picture, and only 2 years after this elevator blew up…
A closeup of a flour chute.
Worker graffiti in a stairway. If this is your birthday, you have to comment on this post!
Carvings on the back of a barracks building.
Next to the pit in the maintenance shop is “The Wall”… where rail workers wrote about interesting happenings at Shoreham.
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.
Who is Jo Jew? Is it you?
“M.H. ’56; Al Malmsten ’44”. Brick Graffiti Series.
“Richard Glumac ’44”. Brick Graffiti Series.
HN. Brick Graffiti Series.
An arrangement of brick graffiti on the old boiler house building near the railroad tracks.
Chicago-made fire door.
Moon of M.R. ‘1985. Brick Graffiti Series.
The guard shack protecting the Nike launch pad.
Fire doors and penis talk.
” Joe Sheldon; R.K. ’47-’48”. Brick Graffiti Series.
Someone’s fractal cheat sheet, spraypainted on the side of the Osborn.
“Richard Glumac”. Brick Graffiti Series.
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.
More circa-1935 graffiti.
Latscher. Brick Graffiti Series.
A sign hanging near the shop office.
1950s safety posters about static and proper footware hide in remote offices, where the curious haven’t stolen them… yet.
“Dale Rossetter ’54”. Brick Graffiti Series.
Circa-1935 graffiti in concrete across the slip from Huron-Portland.