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Homestead Scrappers: 1908

Homestead Scrappers: 1908

1908. "Loading scrap. Homestead Steel Works, Homestead, Pennsylvania." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The ghost in the crane

The crane operator seems to have done a little shuffle during the exposure. The lack of a handrail on the cab platform and the ladder for the repairmen to get on the bridge give me the heebie-jeebies.

An interesting scene, with open hearth charging boxes being loaded by hand with, it would appear, wire mill scrap and pig iron. Maybe from Lucy furnace.

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