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Last Smokestacks at the Homestead Works

Brodsky-Charlee

Charlee Brodsky
American, b. 1950
Last Smokestacks at the Homestead Works, c. 1995
gelatin silver print
Gift of the artist, 2009.29.4
© 1995 Charlee Brodsky. By permission

Charlee Brodsky‚Äôs documentary photographs made in the 1980s and 1990s in Homestead, Pennsylvania, are the best visual account we have of this steel town’s complete transition after the closing of the mills.

Here, the ground where the Homestead Steel Works formerly stood is vacant; since this photograph was made, even this central smokestack has now been torn down. The entire area is now a shopping district called The Waterfront.

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