An unintentional skylight makes the inside of the office glow, showing the inside of the front door and its strange lock.
In the mine offices, hooks and a board with numbers was the system to keep track of who was in the mine and who was safe.
Wide stairs between the ground, the mine shaft, and the dry house.
Typical bunk rooms in MS-20.
In front of a rust-welded Illinois rotary stoker is where the boiler-men made their mark. The last year I can make out is 1985.
Where workers’ pay would be doled out and collected.
Kodak Tri-X 400/Leica M7. The office (first floor), laboratory (second floor) and mill behind it. Everything was clean and pristine.
Looking through the an access panel at the hoist room for Shaft No. 3. The cable had long ago been scrapped, along with the motors to drive the pulleys. I still admire the workmanship on the spool’s arching metal shell.
A gateway for St. Louis as seen through a gateway (of sorts) in East St. Louis.