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