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Big Steel: 1941

Big Steel: 1941

Nov. 1941. Etna, Pennsylvania. "Blast furnaces and ore at the Carnegie-Illinois Steel mills." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

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