bethlehem-steel

Bethlehem Steel Company
Sparrows Point, Baltimore County, Maryland
1949
A. Aubrey Bodine (1906-1970)
Bodine Photograph Collection
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
B856(14)6-7 

This incredible photograph shows the Bessemer process in progress. The Bessemer process was the first inexpensive industrial process for the mass-production of steel from molten pig iron. Patented in 1855, the process was named after its inventor, Henry Bessemer.

Bethlehem Steel - Sparrows Point series.

This series was inspired by the recent Sparrows Point news. Take a look at the December 23, 2011 story in the Baltimore Brew: Brew exclusive: Steelmaking has been suspended at Sparrows Point 

(A photograph of Sparrows Point was also requested by one of my Tumblr followers).