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This image is from my Abandoned Pittsburgh photography project, documenting the Steel City's industrial past. Each print is signed, dated and identified on the back.

"Duquesne Steel Works: Rails" on wood (maple/birch composite), printed by ink sublimation. 14” width, 11" height. The natural tones and grain of the wood combine with the image to create a unique and durable work of art. Wood prints are 3/4” thick and arrive ready to hang without needing a frame; the backing keyhole allows the artwork to hang flat against the wall.

Built on the Mononghahela River across from McKeesport, the Duquesne Steel Works began production in 1889 as a state-of-the-art Bessemer steel-rail mill. A 12-furnace, open-hearth steel plant, with each furnace producing 50-ton heats of steel three times daily, was soon added. The mill played a key role in U.S. Steel’s production capacity, and served as a testing ground for a new policy of “welfare capitalism,” in which the corporation offered stock purchases, pension plans and health benefits to foster employee loyalty. As a city, Duquesne’s prosperity depended heavily on its steel mill; population peaked in 1930 at 21,000, but began a sharp decline in the 1960s. The Duquesne Steel Works closed in 1982.

Steel Mill, Rails, Train, Tracks, Wood Print, Abandoned, Urban Exploration, Rust, Wall Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Industrial