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

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).