The scale of the grain hoppers helps tell the story of how large Hamm’s was in its day.
‘Consumers Brewery’ set in the brewhouse staircase.
Because painted signs would not hold up in this spot–in between four ovens that were literally hot enough to melt steel inside. Solution: Cut the pipe labels into the sheet metal. Seems to have worked.
A sign in the desolate cafeteria.
This used to be one of the office doors, but it’s been removed (apparently without malcontent) and placed in the shop area.
A closeup of the pulleys atop Manitoba Pool #3 which once pulled conveyor belts full of grain across the cupola building as it was sorted into the silos below.
One of thousands in the complex. Part of a series of photographs where I capture the number “13” in industrial settings.
These long curved corridors connected the wards. Locked doors on both of their ends were a security and comfort feature. Sounds and people would be sealed in their respective wards, as the hallways would act like beautiful airlocks; they were so long that it was unlikely that doors would be open on both sides at the same time. Portra 160.