Taken from the arm of the pocket loader–note the tree growing out of the conveyor belt. Often where you see old piles of taconite, trees are springing up. The byproducts of the pelletization process break down and make a really fertile mix, especially with all the iron content!
This picture typifies the industrial ideal of the early 20th century. More metal than air. More efficiency than beauty. More profits than people.
Jars like these were used to measure the volume of fluid pumped out of TB patients’ lungs.
On the middle level of the Poacher House. For a detailed view of the chart see ‘See Reverse’.
You can see why so few products had bright packaging. If the can here was brown, you’d never see it in a dark wood cabinet.
More than half a century of plans rot in the shadows, seemingly useless.
One of the many small treasures hiding in the mill…
Someone’s abandoned to-do list.
Behind the main shaft is this familiar industrial sight… a running count of days since the last injury.