Factory Town: 1908

Factory TownSHORPY: Braddock, Pennsylvania, circa 1908. “Edgar Thomson Works, Carnegie Steel Co.” Part of a ginormous seven-section panorama of smoke-belching, throbbing industry. 8×10 dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.

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Great photo showing the worker’s housing.


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Retired from the Army in 2006. Served during Vietnam - 1969-1972 as as 72B - Communications Center Specialist (Teletype Operator). Got out .. and went back in 1987 as a 19K - Armor Vehicle Crewman - (M1/M1A1 tanker) getting out in Korea in 1999. Went into the Reserves .. got mobilized in 2001 .. stayed active until my retirement with 20 years in 2006.


Factory Town: 1908 — 2 Comments

  1. Funny … I noticed the track but I was more interested in the buildings. Funnny .. I looked at the track .. and there’s a lot there. Something on a flat .. big round thing just across from that string of gondolas. Lots of pipe .. and what the heck is that down front left? Those ‘U shape things”? … Big traveling crane.. no .. TWO big traveling cranes .. and if you look to the far right .. a trolley. Then the .. steel mill (I guess) in the background. What a great photo!

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