Miners at the turn of the century had better taste in typography than the average person does today.
“GREETING FROM BEAUTIFUL GARY–WISH YOU WERE HERE!” My postcard shot.
A facade that tells the story of demolition and neglect. The sign on the garage door indicates that if one finds themselves there, that they enter the buildings at their own risk. If only property owners in the US took this philosophy!
The scale of the grain hoppers helps tell the story of how large Hamm’s was in its day.
The back of the mill reads “Red River Milling Company”
One of my favorite signs, informing workers about to descend into the open-top grain bins about basic procedures. This was in ADM-Annex 1 (connected to the cleaning house via skyway), so it will never be seen again, unless the sign lands luckily when the elevator is demolished.
The workshop and parts room was full of light and meticulously sorted bolts, nuts, washers, gaskets, and all sorts of specialty hardware.
A look at another “Belt-o-Vator”. I like the sign.
The office for the maintenance shop was sound-insulated and ventilated.