Note the rails in the floor that guided cars to the coating line, the side of which is lined with the windows in the center of the image.
A long tunnel stretches toward the Mississippi. Was this the route Model Ts took on their way to waiting barges?
The women of the hospital made clothes for the other patients.
Thick glass windows allow workers to check the beet juice levels in this steel tank. You can tell by the reinforcement that it had a lot of liquid and had to hold against immense pressure. Kodak Tri-X 400/Leica M7.
A romance novel left by some worker–lunch break reading–now sits under a grease stick.
I had to search the shelves a while to find this old logbook. The open page lists changes in stock numbers for Cutler Hammer Coils, and one row says that a new coil was installed on the black larry. The larry is the machine that loads coke ovens.
The flour mill’s interior is really just a system of steel and rubber tubes that crush flour over and over in the gap. This mill was never run off of water power directly, but it used to generate power using the river.
The gear seems to have fallen the height of the power station and shattered. I wonder what it sounded like…