Wind blew taconite dust against the walls of these suspended control room, making even the glass appear to rust.
S&X seen in the background through the fog.
When boiling beet juice accidentally spills from the gas-fired tanks two feet away, you better be wearing some of these, or bye-bye legs.
A shipment board for customers that may or may not exist anymore. Let’s assume any of the products made here are probably on backorder.
Some of the doors had sliding plastic windows, but most of the older ward doors simply had these peep holes drilled through them. The inside was always marked and worn more than the outside.
Why the door had to be moved over 2 1/2 feet will remain a mystery.
Everything had to be tested before being sent to the front lines. Here’s where smaller ammunition would be test-fired. I was able to dig up several misfired rounds. Now they live in my collection of oddities.
A bank of vertical filing cabinets, probably dating to National Guard days.
This is one of my favorite images of the year because of the color, light and textures. Someone told me once that the medium of photographers is not film or digital sensors, but rather shadows. This photo is evidence of that.