The mill was powered, in part, by water flowing through turbines under it. After the flow worked the industrial heart of the flour mill, it was exit to the Mississippi here.
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The porcelain hoops guided the silk threads through the device.
On the desk of an optometrist’s office.
The shaft house, where hydraulic steel doors allowed or denied entry into the mine shaft. Overhead is a light and alarm. If it sounds, the mine is being evacuated, and you best not go in and best stay the hell out of the way. Locals dump tires here, now.
Much of the signage in the mill was hand-drawn.
Can you imagine workers in a food plant smoking on the job today?
Inside the MLK High School chemistry laboratory.
The private bathroom for the staff in this building was simple. As blue paint peels away from the yellow undercoat, islands emerge and grow.