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Etna: 1941

Etna: 1941

June 1941. "Railroad yards. Carnegie-Illinois steel plant. Etna, Pennsylvania." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


Spang, Chalfant, &Co.

John Weakley Chalfant in 1855 purchased an interest in the firm of Spang & Company, iron manufacturers, an iron and steel manufacturer that was instrumental in the settlement of Etna. In 1858 the firm name was changed to Spang, Chalfant & Company.

Steel mill memories

I spent twenty years working in a steel mill. This picture brings back lots of memories, some of them not good.

No Known Limit to John Vachon's ...

... talent.

His compositions are really amazing. I just want to say thanks for the continued additions to his work presented here on Shorpy.

Lotta tracks at Etna

I keep looking at that switch stand near the center of the photo and thinking how close it is to the adjoining rail. Awfully close!

Looks like Hephaestus must have relocated

to Pennsylvania, but when?

As in previous photos of Pennsylvania- -

I would not be surprised if this was a colour photograph.

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