THE SOUTHEAST CHICAGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Images in the collection -- Subject U.S. Steel

Labor - Local 65 South Works Parking Lot

c1970s. From Local 65 photo collection. Cars in parking lot and on the street outside South Works. Caption on back of photo states "Large unguarded lots with no fences are open invitation to rip-off artists. Photo by Jerry Harris."

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; SCH_Labor,_Local_65_(US_Steel); U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Labor, This Plant on Strike

Two workers playing checkers at United States Steel South Works while on strike. Sign reads "This Plant on Strike - Local 65 United Steel Workers of America." Ore dock unloaders in background.

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; SCH_Labor,_Local_65_(US_Steel); SCH_Labor_General; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Labor, Workers on Strike

Workers on strike, picketers carrying signs from Local 65 USA CIO at entrance to Carnegie Illinois Steel (United States Steel South Works)

Subject: U.S._Steel; SCH_Labor,_Local_65_(US_Steel); SCH_South_Chicago; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel

Gate house at South Works plant entrance c1960

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel

Street corner outside South Works. Residential housing across the street from fence marking South Works property line. Fire hydrant visible near fence.

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel

Residential housing across the street from fence marking South Works property line. Street light visible at corner across from the fence.

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - "Pour" From Open Hearth

Molten iron pours from a huge ladle into an open hearth furnace to be refined into steel. Iron came from the blast furnaces, then went to the open hearth and then to the finishing mills. All of these processes took place within the South Works plant; therefore, it was an intergrated mill.

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - #2 Weld Shop Crew

From Local 65 photo collection: "#2 Weld Shop August 1, 1973 - One year accident free record."

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; SCH_Labor,_Local_65_(US_Steel); U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - 52" Beam Mill

From Local 65 photo collection - "51" Beam Mill's delivery on-time performance for the week ending 1/23/74 was 98% to lead the plant. Recognized for this fine performance is the 52" mill crew shown being congratulated by Vic Lindberg, Assistant General Superintendent. Pictured, back row left to right: V. L. Lindberg, Glen Pierce, Rudy Quanstrom, Jim Johnson, Blaine Burr and Henry Poindexter. Front row: Wallace Thompson, Richard Abrams, Steve Kisharski, Basilo Lugo, Bill Murn (maintenance foreman), and Harry Golembieski (52" foreman)."

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; SCH_Labor,_Local_65_(US_Steel); U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - 52-inch Structural Mill

A giant steel girder for a modern skyscraper takes shape in the stands of the 52-inch wide flange structural mill. Sign at left says "Learn safety on purpose not by accident."

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - 75th Anniversary Booklet

Cover of anniversary booklet, "South Works Steelmaster for 75 Years - A South Chicago Landmark", c1955.

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Printed Materials - Publications

U. S. Steel - 96-inch Plate Mill

Electric motors drive the giant roll stands of the 96-inch plate mill built in 1931.

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Aerial Drawing of Site

c1955. South Works, world's third largest steel plant. Aerial drawing facing northeast toward Lake Michigan. 79th Street boundary of plant at left, Calumet River at right.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Aerial View of South Works

Aerial view of South Works, c1960. Shows entire site from 79th Street on the north to the Calumet River on the south, Lake Michigan on the east and South Chicago and Bush neighborhooods to the west.

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Alloy Bar Department

From Local 65 photo collection: "During the week ending October 20, 1973, the top QW=DOT position at South Works was held by the Alloy Bar Department whose combined efforts reached a fine 100% performance. Cited for their part in this performance is the Finishing End Team and some of its members with Asst. Gen. Supt. Vic Lindberg."

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; SCH_Labor,_Local_65_(US_Steel); U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Blast Furnace Orchestra

The company sponsored numerous social and athletic activities for employees. Seated l to r: Johnny Gobly, George Garrett, John (Jock) Buchan. Standing l to r: Pete Oliver, Art Mansfield, Andy Ferbos, Len Rought, John Hughes and Charles Robinson.

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Blast Furnaces

Exterior view of blast furnaces and stoves at South Works. Rail cars are also seen in view.

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Blast Furnaces

Blast furnaces combine iron ore, limestone, coke, and air to produce molten iron from which steel is made.

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Carnegie Illinois Steel ID Badge

c1930. Oval photo identification badge of P. Martinez from Carnegie Illinois Steel Corporation South Works. Mrs. Martinez was an early Hispanic resident of South Deering.

Subject: SCH_South_Deering; SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; SCH_Ethnics; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Early Iron Ore Unloading

Workmen used buckets like these to unload iron ore from lake vessels in the early days. Note mast of schooner in the background.

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Electric Repair Shop

Workers and equipment in South Works electric repair shop, c1960.

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Filling Along Calumet River 1916

U. S. Steel - Filling Along Calumet River 1916

Subject: SCH_Industry,_U._S._Steel; SCH_South_Chicago; SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Illinois Steel Company

Illinois Steel workers at roller straightener machine from Spellacy Safety Guide

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Illinois Steel Company Anniversary Dinner

South Works anniversary dinner held on November 24, 1929 to honor employees with 25 or more years of service as April 1, 1929.

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Illinois Steel Company South Works, Anniversary Dinner

Group of several hundred employees attending dinner on February 1, 1931 "to employees with the United States Steel Corporation 25 years or more as of April 1, 1930."

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Iron Ore and Limestone Storage Yards

South Works iron ore and limestone storage yards looked like this in the early days. View southeast toward EJ&E RR swing bridge over the Calumet River. Railroad yards are on the other side of the South Slip at the top of the photo.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Machine Shop Workers at South Works

Workers posed around 100-ton crane built by Illinois Steel South Works Machine Shop.

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Noon Hour

Steelworkers leaving mill via foot bridge over rail yars, Illinois Steel Company, South Chicago IL. Original photo from top of a cigar box. Gondolas in rail yard from Chicago, Lake Shore and Eastern RR.

Subject: SCH_Transportation; SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Ore boat

Ore boat on Calumet River, near Illinois Steel, passing South Works blast furnace, 1918

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_Transportation; SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Ore Boats Unloading at South Works Slip

Ore boats at South Slip

Subject: SCH_Transportation; SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; SCH_Waterways; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Ore Bridge #2, South Works

Construction of #2 Ore Bridge. Raising ore bridge April 1, 1918.

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Overheard View of North Slip Ore Yard

c1955. World's largest twin blast furnaces, each 235 feet high, tower over "South's" modern ore and limestone storage yards. One boat at North Slip dock unloading in view. Power station at top left of photo. View looks southeast toward mouth of the Calumet River.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - QW=DOT Award

c1970s. From Local 65 photo collection. "The winner of the QW=DOT Customer Order Promise Performance Plaque for the week ending June 3 was the 52" Beam Mill with 99 per cent. Shown with the plaque if the foreground are 52" mill officials and in the background, behind the QW=DOT sign, are the 52" structural Finishing Dept. 'A' turn crews."

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; SCH_Labor,_Local_65_(US_Steel); U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - South Slip Widening Project 1916-1917

U. S. Steel - South Slip Widening Project 1916-1917

Subject: SCH_Industry,_U._S._Steel; SCH_South_Chicago; SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - South Works

Worker at South Works with St. Michael Archangel Catholic Church and houses of the "Bush" neighborhood in view.

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - South Works

Removing pump house at South Slip to increase ore storage at South Works, October 23, 1916

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - South Works

Open Hearth No. 2 at South Works pit side looking north. Hot metal ladle and ingot molds in foreground. Workers in background show scale of machinery.

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - South Works Employees

From Local 65 photo collection. Employee, James F. Schmidt (left), explains to D. P. Rantz, foreman - blast furnaces, the idea which earned him a $664 suggestion award. Schmidt suggested redesign of a burner to expedite drying out of relined and repaired hot medal ladles. He is a pipefitter.

Subject: SCH_Labor,_Local_65_(US_Steel); U.S._Steel; SCH_South_Chicago; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Steel Columns Magazine December 1937

Cover of December issue shows South Works at night. Plant magazine focused on activities at South Works and Gary plants of U. S. Steel. "Steel Columns" Vol 2 No 12 Dec 1937 published by Carnegie-Illinois Steel, Chicago District.

Subject: U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Steel Columns Magazine, April 1937

U. S. Steel - Steel Columns Magazine, April 1937

Subject: SCH_Industry,_U._S._Steel; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Steel Columns Magazine, August 1937

U. S. Steel - Steel Columns Magazine, August 1937

Subject: SCH_Industry,_U._S._Steel; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Women Steel Workers

Kitty Kalwasinski Markovich and Florence Josephs, "Rosie the Riveter" World War II steel workers. Welding mask has names of brothers marked with stars.

Subject: World_War_II; SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel c1880

Image of U.S. Steel, North Chicago Rolling Mill, South Works, c1880, rolling first steel rail in South Chicago. Drawing from 1951 East Side Centennial booklet.

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel c1900

Early exterior view of Illinois Steel Company, Chicago. Plant was started and built in 1880. Early view shown c1900.

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel Carnegie Illinois Steel South Works Stripper

After steel is poured into ingot molds, the molds must be removed from the ingot at the stripper prior to further processing.

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel Illinois Steel Employment Office

Clerks in office waiting for job applicants. Three plant security personnel present in uniform. Sign encourages workers to be safety conscious. Sign written in six languages (English, Hungarian, Polish, German and 2 others, possibly Slovenian, Serbo Croatian)

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; SCH_Ethnics; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel New Roll Shop, 1929

West view. Houses of Bush neighborhood and St. Michael Archangel church seen in the background, April 11, 1929

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel Office Building

Postcard view of South Works office building, Illinois Steel Company, South Chicago IL c1910.

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel ore boat

Ore boat, J. Pierpont Morgan, at ore dock unloading. View also shows unloaders,ore bridges, and tug boat.

Subject: SCH_Transportation; SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel Plant Security South Works Illinois Steel

33 plant security officers from Illinois Steel South Works, in full uniform, group photo standing on stairs of the building.

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photographic Materials

U. S. Steel South Works

Aerial view at mouth of the Calumet River. In view are South Slip, ore yards, rails yards, and blast furnaces, c1960s.

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel South Works

Aerial view looking north from over South Slip on the Calumet River. Lake Michigan is visible in the background, c1960s,

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel South Works

Aerial view of north portion of South Works site. View toward Lake Michigan, c1960s.

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel South Works Received "E" Pennant, 1942

Rear Admiral Edwrd A. Evers, U. S. Navy presents "E" pennant award for production to United States Steel South Works at 89th Street gate on March 19, 1942. Officials pictures include Rear Admiral Edward Evers, U. S. Navy; W. E. Hadley, Manager of Operations Chicago District; Frank J. Rief Chief Purchasing Agent, Carnegie-Illinois.

Subject: World_War_II; SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel South Works worker punching timeclock

Worker punching card in room full of timecards and timeclocks, c1917

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel Warning Sign

South Works warning sign in five languages

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; SCH_Ethnics; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel Window Card

Advertising circular for South Works Carnegie Illinois Steel Corp. open house, Wednesday May 14, 1947. First open house for South Works.

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel Worker 1890

Worker at Illinois Steel South Works, later U. S. Steel, wearing early net protective safety mask c1890

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel Workers

Albert Crouse, mill master mechanic and other workers in 1894.

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel Workers at South Works

Two workers wearing safety goggles and holding sledge hammer standing near warning sign written in five languages.

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; SCH_Ethnics; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U.S. Steel - South Works

Aerial color photograph looking north, c1970. Iroquois Landing facility of Port District with 2 ships tied up along Calumet River is at bottom of view, Lake Michigan is at right. Rainbow Beach and South Water Filtration Plant are at top.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

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