“Richard Glumac ’45”. Brick Graffiti Series.
A closeup of a flour chute.
“Daisy”… probably for the mill, as it was unusual for women to work at Daisy.
These copulas made the iron for casting.
A little welding art one crosses over near the windlass room.
Chicago-made fire door.
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.
Latscher. Brick Graffiti Series.
Fantastic brick graffiti piece by a Duluthian in 1933! Is the stick drawing of a horse? Feel free to weigh in.
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.
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.
A chalkboard halfway to the headhouse is untouched since the mill closed. It still has the cheat sheets!
Who is Jo Jew? Is it you?
Next to the pit in the maintenance shop is “The Wall”… where rail workers wrote about interesting happenings at Shoreham.
Carvings on the back of a barracks building.
“R.M. ’43”. Brick Graffiti Series.
HN. Brick Graffiti Series.
Worker graffiti in a stairway. If this is your birthday, you have to comment on this post!
“W.N. ’86”. Brick Graffiti Series.
In the soft wood of the machine, an employee left their mark.
Moon of M.R. ‘1985. Brick Graffiti Series.
Peering into a remote office at Manitoba Wheat Pool #3. Someone left their to-do list behind.
Drawn in fresh concrete about 50 years before I took this picture, and only 2 years after this elevator blew up…
Two signatures complement this gorgeous hand-painted sign. ‘Bowers’ from 1987 and ‘Normal’ from 1982. The blocking on the letters is still visible!
Ruster at The Pool… employee graffiti about 100 above ground.
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.
“Richard Glumac”. Brick Graffiti Series.
Circa-1935 graffiti in concrete across the slip from Huron-Portland.
“B. M.” Brick Graffiti Series.
“R.S. ’14”. Brick Graffiti Series.
Don Crist ’83. Brick Graffiti Series.
Miscellaneous math and strange instructions remain all across the shipment section walls. Sadly, this section likely fell into disrepair before the others.
A scribbled note on a doorframe… lost details.
Moon of M.R. 5-22-1985. 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.
Postcards and snapshots in a high elevator office.
Graffiti by a crew member of the Algolake.
“N.L. ’45”. Brick Graffiti Series.
The guard shack protecting the Nike launch pad.
A sign hanging near the shop office.
” Joe Sheldon; R.K. ’47-’48”. Brick Graffiti Series.
More circa-1935 graffiti.
“M.H. ’56; Al Malmsten ’44”. Brick Graffiti Series.
Circa-1960s graffiti. Someone got their ass kicked.
Fire doors and penis talk.
“Richard Glumac ’44”. Brick Graffiti Series.