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Carrie Furnaces (Rankin, PA) | no frame of reference

Carrie Furnaces (Rankin, PA) | no frame of reference - Carrie Furnaces
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With no real frame of reference for size, it is easy to look at this picture and imagine the torpedo car to be a hundred feet long, towering above the clearing below. If you look closely into the hole's rim you can see the refractory bricks that insulated the hot metal inside.
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Carrie Furnaces, Rankin PA. 2009

If you'd like to learn more about this location, it is a featured chapter in the new Abandoned America book Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences. Signed copies are available through my website, or you can find (unsigned) copies available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many other online booksellers across the globe.

I also teach photography workshops here periodically; to check availability follow this link.

Photograph and unattributed text by Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America.


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