120717: Remnants of Industry

One of my last projects shot on film focused on various industrial ruins found in and around the Albany/Troy area. Chief among them was the Burden Iron Works, whose history includes the massive production of horseshoes for the Union Army during the Civil War. While there is a museum on the site, much of what I photographed has since been demolished.

Most of today’s images are from the Iron Works. There are a handful of other images from the broader project as well. In all cases, though, they speak of a time long gone by, when factories produced immense amounts of quality products that changed the lives of many. Examples such as these depicted today can be found across this country – modern ruins that tell an ultimately sad story about jobs lost, communities decimated, and a middle class way of life diminished.

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Thank you for the visit.

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4 thoughts on “120717: Remnants of Industry

  1. We have some fascinating industrial ruins right here in Saugerties, some of them on my own property, and some of them on waterfront property that Arm-of-the-Sea Theater is about to start redeveloping. If you want to see them and have a chance to get some interesting photos, give me a call! Susan Murphy 246-0697

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