Photo Series: Working People, 1976-1987

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Working People, Amherst Foundry 1978-87 [photo ID: WP_Amherst_001]

About This Series

"In 1975 I closed my optometric office in order to do a photo series in the steel mills of the Buffalo area (plus one series in Philadelphia). In this series, I tried, if possible, to film the workers both at work and at home with their families." –Milton Rogovin

Selected photographs shown here are from the following mills and factories:

  • Amherst Foundry (1978-87)
  • Atlas Steel Casting (1976-87)
  • Bethlehem Steel (1978-79)
  • Billy Penn (1978)
  • Buffalo Forge (1978)
  • Buffalo China Pottery (1978)
  • Chevrolet Motors (1977-78)
  • Dresser Foundry (1978)
  • Ford Stamping (1978)
  • Donna Hanna Furnace (1978-85)
  • Markel Electric (1979-80)
  • Republic Steel (1978-87)
  • Shenango Ingot Molds (1976-87)
  • Westinghouse (1979-80)

Related Publications

Available through Syracuse Cultural Workers (SCW), "a peace and justice publisher" founded in 1982.

Available through the Milton Rogovin store on this site.

For curriculum and a folio download of the Lower West Side series, as well as a history of the neighborhood written by JoAnn Wypijewski, please visit the education page.




Working People, Amherst Foundry 1978-87 [photo ID: WP_Amherst_001]
Working People, Amherst Foundry 1978-87 [photo ID: WP_Amherst_002]
Working People, Amherst Foundry (1978-87) [photo ID: WP_Amherst_007]
Working People, Amherst Foundry (1978-87) [photo ID: WP_Amherst_008]
Working People, Amherst Foundry (1978-87) [photo ID: WP_Amherst_009]
Working People, Amherst Foundry (1978-87) [photo ID: WP_Amherst_010]
Working People, Atlas Steel Casting (1978-87) [photo ID: WP_Atlas_001]
Working People, Atlas Steel Casting (1978-87) [photo ID: WP_Atlas_002]
Working People, Atlas Steel Casting (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_Atlas_003]
Working People, Atlas Steel Casting (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_Atlas_004]
Working People, Atlas Steel Casting (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_Atlas_009]
Working People, Atlas Steel Casting (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_Atlas_011]
Working People, Atlas Steel Casting (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_Atlas_013]
Working People, Atlas Steel Casting (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_Atlas_018]
Working People, Atlas Steel Casting (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_Atlas_019]
Working People, Atlas Steel Casting (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_Atlas_020]
Working People, Atlas Steel Casting (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_Atlas_022]
Working People, Atlas Steel Casting (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_Atlas_030]
Working People, Atlas Steel Casting (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_Atlas_031
Working People, Atlas Steel Casting (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_Atlas_032]
Working People, Atlas Steel Casting (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_Atlas_033]
Working People, Atlas Steel Casting (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_Atlas_037]
Working People, Atlas Steel Casting (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_Atlas_039]
Working People, Atlas Steel Casting (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_Atlas_040]
Working People, Atlas Steel Casting (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_Atlas_042]
Working People, Atlas Steel Casting (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_Atlas_044]
Working People, Atlas Steel Casting (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_Atlas_099]
Working People, Atlas Steel Casting (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_Atlas_001]
Working People, Atlas Steel Casting (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_Atlas_114]
Working People, Atlas Steel Casting (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_Atlas_115]
Working People, Atlas Steel Casting (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_Atlas_116]
Working People, Atlas Steel Casting (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_Atlas_117]
Working People, Atlas Steel Casting (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_Atlas_121]
Working People, Bethlehem Steel (1978-79) [photo ID: WP_bethstl_003]
Working People, Bethlehem Steel (1978-79) [photo ID: WP_bethstl_004]
Working People, Bethlehem Steel (1978-79) [photo ID: WP_bethstl_006]
Working People, Bethlehem Steel (1978-79) [photo ID: WP_bethstl_007]
Working People, Bethlehem Steel (1978-79) [photo ID: WP_bethstl_008]
Working People, Bethlehem Steel (1978-79) [photo ID: WP_bethstl_009]
Working People, Billy Penn (1978) [photo ID: WP_bpenn_001]
Working People, Billy Penn (1978) [photo ID: WP_bpenn_004]
Working People, Billy Penn (1978) [photo ID: WP_bpenn_005]
Working People, Billy Penn (1978) [photo ID: WP_bpenn_009]
Working People, Billy Penn (1978) [photo ID: WP_bpenn_011]
Working People, Billy Penn (1978) [photo ID: WP_bpenn_013]
Working People, Billy Penn (1978) [photo ID: WP_bpenn_014]
Working People, Billy Penn (1978) [photo ID: WP_bpenn_015]
Working People, Billy Penn (1978) [photo ID: WP_bpenn_018]
Working People, Billy Penn (1978) [photo ID: WP_bpenn_019]
Working People, Billy Penn (1978) [photo ID: WP_bpenn_020]
Working People, Billy Penn (1978) [photo ID: WP_bpenn_021]
Working People, Billy Penn (1978) [photo ID: WP_bpenn_028]
Working People, Billy Penn (1978) [photo ID: WP_bpenn_030]
Working People, Billy Penn (1978) [photo ID: WP_bpenn_033]
Working People, Billy Penn (1978) [photo ID: WP_bpenn_034]
Working People, Buffalo China Pottery (1978) [photo ID: WP_BuffChina_001]
Working People, Buffalo China Pottery (1978) [photo ID: WP_BuffChina_002]
Working People, Buffalo China Pottery (1978) [photo ID: WP_BuffChina_005]
Working People, Buffalo China Pottery (1978) [photo ID: WP_BuffChina_006]
Working People, Buffalo China Pottery (1978) [photo ID: WP_BuffChina_008]
Working People, Buffalo China Pottery (1978) [photo ID: WP_BuffChina_010]
Working People, Buffalo China Pottery (1978) [photo ID: WP_BuffChina_011]
Working People, Buffalo China Pottery (1978) [photo ID: WP_BuffChina_013]
Working People, Buffalo China Pottery (1978) [photo ID: WP_BuffChina_014]
Working People, Buffalo China Pottery (1978) [photo ID: WP_BuffChina_015]
Working People, Buffalo China Pottery (1978) [photo ID: WP_BuffChina_016]
Working People, Buffalo China Pottery (1978) [photo ID: WP_BuffChina_018]
Working People, Buffalo Forge (1978) [photo ID: WP_BuffFrg_001]
Working People, Buffalo Forge (1978) [photo ID: WP_BuffFrg_002]
Working People, Chevrolet Motors (1977-78) [photo ID: WP_Chevy_001]
Working People, Chevrolet Motors (1977-78) [photo ID: WP_Chevy_002]
Working People, Chevrolet Motors (1977-78) [photo ID: WP_Chevy_003]
Working People, Chevrolet Motors (1977-78) [photo ID: WP_Chevy_005]
Working People, Chevrolet Motors (1977-78) [photo ID: WP_Chevy_007]
Working People, Donna Hanna Furnace (1978-85) [photo ID: WP_hanna_001]
Working People, Donna Hanna Furnace (1978-85) [photo ID: WP_hanna_002]
Working People, Donna Hanna Furnace (1978-85) [photo ID: WP_hanna_004]
Working People, Donna Hanna Furnace (1978-85) [photo ID: WP_hanna_007]
Working People, Donna Hanna Furnace (1978-85) [photo ID: WP_hanna_008]
Working People, Donna Hanna Furnace (1978-85) [photo ID: WP_hanna_009]
Working People, Donna Hanna Furnace (1978-85) [photo ID: WP_hanna_010]
Working People, Dresser Foundry (1978) [photo ID: WP_Drssr_002]
Working People, Dresser Foundry (1978) [photo ID: WP_Drssr_007]
Working People, Dresser Foundry (1978) [photo ID: WP_Drssr_011]
Working People, Ford Stamping (1978) [photo ID: WP_Ford_001]
Working People, Ford Stamping (1978) [photo ID: WP_Ford_002]
Working People, Ford Stamping (1978) [photo ID: WP_Ford_003]
Working People, Ford Stamping (1978) [photo ID: WP_Ford_004]
Working People, Ford Stamping (1978) [photo ID: WP_Ford_005]
Working People, Ford Stamping (1978) [photo ID: WP_Ford_006]
Working People, Ford Stamping (1978) [photo ID: WP_Ford_012]
Working People, Ford Stamping (1978) [photo ID: WP_Ford_013]
Working People, Ford Stamping (1978) [photo ID: WP_Ford_014]
Working People, Ford Stamping (1978) [photo ID: WP_Ford_015]
Working People, Ford Stamping (1978) [photo ID: WP_Ford_017]
Working People, Ford Stamping (1978) [photo ID: WP_Ford_018]
Working People, Ford Stamping (1978) [photo ID: WP_Ford_019]
Working People, Ford Stamping (1978) [photo ID: WP_Ford_027]
Working People, Markel Electric (1979-80) [photo ID: WP_Mrkl_001]
Working People, Markel Electric (1979-80) [photo ID: WP_Mrkl_004]
Working People, Markel Electric (1979-80) [photo ID: WP_Mrkl_005]
Working People, Markel Electric (1979-80) [photo ID: WP_Mrkl_007]
Working People, Markel Electric (1979-80) [photo ID: WP_Mrkl_008]
Working People, Markel Electric (1979-80) [photo ID: WP_Mrkl_009]
Working People, Markel Electric (1979-80) [photo ID: WP_Mrkl_010]
Working People, Markel Electric (1979-80) [photo ID: WP_Mrkl_012]
Working People, Markel Electric (1979-80) [photo ID: WP_Mrkl_013]
Working People, Markel Electric (1979-80) [photo ID: WP_Mrkl_015]
Working People, Republic Steel (1978-87) [photo ID: WP_RpblcStl_001]
Working People, Republic Steel (1978-87) [photo ID: WP_RpblcStl_004]
Working People, Republic Steel (1978-87) [photo ID: WP_RpblcStl_006]
Working People, Republic Steel (1978-87) [photo ID: WP_RpblcStl_007]
Working People, Republic Steel (1978-87) [photo ID: WP_RpblcStl_008]
Working People, Republic Steel (1978-87) [photo ID: WP_RpblcStl_009]
Working People, Republic Steel (1978-87) [photo ID: WP_RpblcStl_011]
Working People, Republic Steel (1978-87) [photo ID: WP_RpblcStl_021]
Working People, Republic Steel (1978-87) [photo ID: WP_RpblcStl_022]
Working People, Republic Steel (1978-87) [photo ID: WP_RpblcStl_024]
Working People, Shenango Ingot Molds (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_SIM_009]
Working People, Shenango Ingot Molds (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_SIM_010]
Working People, Shenango Ingot Molds (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_SIM_014]
Working People, Shenango Ingot Molds (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_SIM_017]
Working People, Shenango Ingot Molds (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_SIM_018]
Working People, Shenango Ingot Molds (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_SIM_020]
Working People, Shenango Ingot Molds (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_SIM_021]
Working People, Shenango Ingot Molds (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_SIM_022]
Working People, Shenango Ingot Molds (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_SIM_025]
Working People, Shenango Ingot Molds (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_SIM_027]
Working People, Shenango Ingot Molds (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_SIM_028]
Working People, Shenango Ingot Molds (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_SIM_029]
Working People, Shenango Ingot Molds (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_SIM_033]
Working People, Shenango Ingot Molds (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_SIM_041]
Working People, Shenango Ingot Molds (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_SIM_042]
Working People, Shenango Ingot Molds (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_SIM_043]
Working People, Shenango Ingot Molds (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_SIM_044]
Working People, Shenango Ingot Molds (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_SIM_045]
Working People, Shenango Ingot Molds (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_SIM_079]
Working People, Shenango Ingot Molds (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_SIM_080]
Working People, Shenango Ingot Molds (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_SIM_081]
Working People, Shenango Ingot Molds (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_SIM_084]
Working People, Shenango Ingot Molds (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_SIM_085]
Working People, Shenango Ingot Molds (1976-87) [photo ID: WP_SIM_086]
Working People, Westinghouse (1979-80) [photo ID: WP_wstnghs_001]
Working People, Westinghouse (1979-80) [photo ID: WP_wstnghs_002]
Working People, Westinghouse (1979-80) [photo ID: WP_wstnghs_003]
Working People, Westinghouse (1979-80) [photo ID: WP_wstnghs_004]
Working People, Westinghouse (1979-80) [photo ID: WP_wstnghs_005]
Working People, Westinghouse (1979-80) [photo ID: WP_wstnghs_007]
Working People, Westinghouse (1979-80) [photo ID: WP_wstnghs_011]