Needs Focus…

This is a picture of a worker clocking in at a Youngstown steel mill about one hundred years ago. Of course the original is black and white. I know that I am supposed to appreciate b/w photography but somehow it just lacks depth to me. This pic need some focus so I gave the worker an […]

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A Particular Face…

This shot was taken in the Youngstown Historical Center a while back.  Whenever I look at it I seem to zero in on the face I circled for this post. I don’t know why but I would like to see more about him….

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American Ingenuity..

Youngstown, OH – Creativity Lets look at another pic from my Youngstown Historical Center visit. It isn’t immediately obvious what you are looking at so I will explain it. Working in the steel mills is dirty business so when the workers started their shifts they changed out of the street clothes into their work clothes. […]

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Youngstown History…

Youngstown, OH – The Mill Steel mills were an important part of the Industrial Age of a century ago and Youngstown was very much a part of the legacy. If you are ever in the area I would highly encourage you to spend some time touring this facility. It tells a story of a very […]

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Steel Mills..

Youngstown, OH – Steel Town Let’s spend this week on ISOA looking at one historical center. This is a picture of a picture found in the Youngstown Historical Center of the conditions in the shantytowns that were close to almost any steel mill of a century ago. I can’t imagine having to live in such […]

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Youngstown Re-visited – One Last Time…

Youngstown, OH – All the faces… I am visiting Youngstown one final time to give you this picture of some of the workers there from a century ago. One of my hobbies is taking snapshot of these type pictures and trying to imagine what was in the minds of each individual shown.  These guys formed […]

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Youngstown – Re-visited

Youngstown, OH – The time clock Most workers in the Youngstown mills likely worked six days a week and lived in company provided housing. I don’t think anyone of today in American would begin to put up with the conditions these guys faced.

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Youngstown – Re-visited

Youngstown, OH – Steel Mill Safety While they were much more dangerous than today the steel mills of the Youngstown days were not without concerns for safety.

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Youngstown – Revisited…

Youngstown, OH – Steel Mill They were dirty places to be but they provided a job for the locals.

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Steel…

Youngstown, OH – Steel Anybody with much study of America knows that Youngstown was one of the premiere cities for steel production back a century ago.  The “Ohio Historical Society Youngstown Center of Industry and Labor” does and excellent job of giving you an idea of what those times were like.  Since I am going […]

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Warning…..

  April 2013 – I took this photo at the Youngstown Historical Society museum a few weeks ago. It was commonly known that steelworkers had some of the most dangerous conditions to work in.  Especially before the advent of unions.

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Steelworkers….

April 2013 – This picture was taken at the Youngstown Historical Society building on our recent vacation. I seem to migrate to group pictures from the past.

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On The Road Cleveland – Day 2 Youngstown

As noted in yesterday’s post we spent the day at Youngstown. It was everything I expected it to be. The Youngstown Historical Center was of course all about steel. I took about forty pictures of the exhibits and will give you a few of them here.  I didn’t realize that there were actually seven mills […]

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Youngstown

As noted in yesterday’s post we spent the day at Youngstown. It was everything I expected it to be. The Youngstown Historical Center was of course all about steel. I took about forty pictures of the exhibits and will give you a few of them here.  I didn’t realize that there were actually seven mills […]

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On The Road, Cleveland — Day 1

Yes, we decided to visit the Cleveland Ohio area for our April vacation this year.  As expected we spent most of the day in the car. I don’t know why even after 27 years this Friday of being married I haven’t learned to lie about the time I want to leave.  I told Yvonne we […]

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