This machine was last overhauled in February 1955, and last turned out Crepe silk, probably dress material.
Observing War City in the midst of an electric storm. This photo is lit almost entirely by lightning.
Ultimately, it was the bad roof that doomed these buildings.
Looking up the grand stair at the second floor.
Looking up to the second floor of the Nitrating House, where cotton would be soaked in nitric acid. These brought cotton into the building.
Note the pit is filled in here.
In one of the hundreds of bunkers across the busy highway from the empty plant ruins. Most did not have doors, but I got lucky on this one.
This picture is lit by a direct lightning strike of the building. It’s impossible to describe the feeling of being in this giant open building the moment it channeled an electric explosion into the earth.