The snowflake (?) patterns were hand-laid throughout the hospital. It is possible some or all of these tiles were laid by patients, as it is on record that they were used for simple tasks in the name of occupational therapy.
A little sun and a little moisture sprouted this grass in the middle of the steel silos, in the midst of Minneapolis’ “graffiti graveyard”. Two images of time: nature growing through industry and rust dissolving old art in the elements.
This machine was last overhauled in February 1955, and last turned out Crepe silk, probably dress material.
My first picture at Nopeming, sometime around 2004. The same year that the county stopped mowing the lawn.
Copper poured from this furnace and was cast by the autocaster on the right into billets.
The steam-powered hoist that pulled ore and dropped men from the mine. Note the hydraulic-operated brake on top with its massive brake pad. Now scrapped.
A mix of brick and stone construction where the stock house meets the cellars. The caves brought well water to the brewery and drained the refuse away, and the various sewer connections are visible here and tell the story of the company’s expansion above.
Looking at the rear of the mill, through dead vines and barbed wire.
The front of the power plant (right), the distillery itself (center), and the regaling house (left).