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Pittsburgh Crucible Steel Co. c.1930s Cork-back Coaster-Single

Pittsburgh Crucible Steel Co. c.1930s Cork-back Coaster-Single

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Celebrate the legacy of the Steel City! This cork-backed, coated hardboard coaster features my oil painting of "The Pittsburgh Crucible Steel Co., Midland, PA c.1930s", (just outside of Pittsburgh) making it an excellent gift.

• 10 mil (0.25 mm) thick
• Slightly glossy
• Fingerprint resistant

This Expressionist oil painting is part of my Industrial Art collection. The sheer massiveness of these steel mill complexes is simply staggering. Houses nearby formed the community of mill workers and their families.

Though the mills now are mostly gone, they helped establish a unique identity, bringing people of different backgrounds together. It was not glamorous work, and I am creating these images out of respect for the workers. The orange of the slag heaps references the constant heat of production as well as a foreshadowing of the eventual sunset, or collapse of the American steel industry in the 1970's-80's.

The reference photo I used is courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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This product is made especially for you as soon as you place an order, which is why it takes us a bit longer to deliver it to you. Making products on demand instead of in bulk helps reduce overproduction, so thank you for making thoughtful purchasing decisions!
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