Pacific Print Works
The area I was shooting was dominated by several gigantic gate valves. These valves were used to help control the flow of water from Lawrence’s South Canal. The full gallery contains about a dozen images of the rusted hulks.
Hard times hit the Print Works in 1937. According to Time Magazine, “In Lawrence, Mass., the world’s largest factory of its kind, Pacific Print Works, shut down for ten days along with all other textile firms in the area, and out of work went some 30,000 people.