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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.

 

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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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