Back to my blog | Photos by Jay Heiser | Obsolete: Abandoned & Post-Industrial

Abandoned and Post-Industrial are two of the prominent sub-categories of the greater theme of things that were used, and now are not.  It includes unoccupied houses, mouldering vehicles, old tools and chairs, shut down factories and institutions, and museums dedicated to the preservation of technologies that are no longer in common use.
Mansfield Reformatory

Mansfield Reformatory

Sun 27 May 2012 10:25:51 AM MDT

Waterside Woolen Mill

Waterside Woolen Mill

Sat 22 Nov 2014 03:19:57 PM MST
Established in 1860, the Waterside Woolen Mill is one of the last operating woolen mills in the USA.  Over the course of a century and a half of operation, its collected some character and some components, making it something of a photographer's paradise.  I spent 5 hours shooting on a recent November Saturday with a group from Northern Virginia Photographic Society.

Scranton Lace

Scranton Lace

Sat 10 Aug 2013 03:11:59 PM MDT
Now abandoned, the Scranton Lace company was one of America's premier makers of Nottingham style cotton lace.

Huber Breaker

Huber Breaker

Sat 10 Aug 2013 07:26:38 PM MDT
Coal breakers were once a common site in Pennsylvania's anthracite coal region.  Fed by a conveyor belt, they were vertical processing facilities to break the coal down into a convenient size, and washing and otherwise removing rocks and other impurities.  The Huber, or Ashley Breaker, just south of Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania, is the last remaining of its kind. An example of industrial and aesthetic modernity when built in 1939, it was obsolete and shut down in the mid 70s when the anthracite coal market finally collapsed.

Stone Hill Farm

Stone Hill Farm

Sat 26 Dec 2009 03:34:59 PM MST
Jim Fry runs a unique sort of personal museum, just south of Cleveland, with a growing collection of vanishing artifacts from an earlier period of Ohio's rural history.

Didcot

Didcot

Sun 17 Aug 2008 11:11:09 AM MDT
Didcot Railway Centre near Oxford

Dorset Steam Fair

Dorset Steam Fair

Thu 28 Aug 2008 06:29:48 PM MDT
The 40th Anniversary Great Dorset Steam Fair 2008

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