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