worker-graffiti

The Wall

Next to the pit in the maintenance shop is “The Wall”… where rail workers wrote about interesting happenings at Shoreham.

MPE3- Score Board

Peering into a remote office at Manitoba Wheat Pool #3. Someone left their to-do list behind.

Safety Bulletins

1950s safety posters about static and proper footware hide in remote offices, where the curious haven’t stolen them… yet.

Brick Graffiti – 1933

Fantastic brick graffiti piece by a Duluthian in 1933! Is the stick drawing of a horse? Feel free to weigh in.

Measurements

Someone’s fractal cheat sheet, spraypainted on the side of the Osborn.

1935 Graffiti

Circa-1935 graffiti in concrete across the slip from Huron-Portland.

Brick Graffiti- 46

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.

Dear Delivery People

Miscellaneous math and strange instructions remain all across the shipment section walls. Sadly, this section likely fell into disrepair before the others.

Carved: PAIGE

In the soft wood of the machine, an employee left their mark.

Herb 54 (Worker Graffiti)

Drawn in fresh concrete about 50 years before I took this picture, and only 2 years after this elevator blew up…

Film: Work on Top

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.

Daisy

“Daisy”… probably for the mill, as it was unusual for women to work at Daisy.

Stoker Notes

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.