art, Photography

Modern Brass Foundry

The old foundry down the street is finally being demolished. I made sure to do a little exploring before it’s gone.

“Modern Brass Foundry operated on the site from 1927 to 1958. The Modern Sign and Signal Company was on the southern side of the property from 1932 to 1937.” Dispatch

The house next to the foundry was built in 1900 and only owned by a few families over the last century. The building has been empty since 2014.






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Internet Black Hole, Uncategorized

Rep Clement Vallandigham of Ohio’s 3rd district

Here’s an internet black hole post copied over from my twitter. I guess I’m starting a new project again.

In 1863 Rep Clement Vallandigham of Ohio’s 3rd district ran for governor WHILE BEING EXILED IN CANADA. He lost.

Everything about this guy is pure turd.

He wanted to overthrow the northern governments of Ohio, KY, IL, and IN to create a northern confederacy because WTF.

Dude died by accidentally shooting himself with a gun in his pocket.

RIP Clement Vallandigham. I guess.
He also headed up the Peace Democrats, which I now know is a thing. The Peace Democrats were northern pacifist Democrats and usually slavery sympathizers.
They even made an apparently terrible movie about these Peace Democrats. The director, Ron Maxwell, seems to only make Civil War flicks.
Except for this 1981 musical movie called The Night the Lights Went Out In Georgia randomly starring Mark Hamill and Dennis Quaid. Way to deviate.
Google Project

Qaanaaq Airport

Since I spend approximately 75% of my life browsing Google Maps I’m starting a collection of images I think are interesting enough to share. This isn’t the first project using Google as the medium and I am largely inspired by Doug Rickard’s A New American Picture project, though I do hold opinions about Rickard “recreating” these Google images with his own camera. But that’s a different conversation.

I plan on using street view and overhead maps to note upon landscape evolution, far corners of the world (which I do believe is a globe), and local interesting scenes.

Here’s my first post in this project. The Qaanaaq Airport in northwestern Greenland. Qaanaaq has, according to Wikipedia, a population of 656 people. The local population was forcibly relocated to Qaanaaq from the areas from Pituffik and Dundras to the north in 1953 when the US expanded their military activity in the area during the Cold War.

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Read more about the High Arctic Relocation of the 19th and 20th centuries