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Imaginary Museum

An extract from an essay considering the appropriation of industrial aesthetics; glamorizing working-class sites but often ignoring the precarious lives of the workers left behind, and the entanglement of steel and art in the Canadian city of Hamilton, Ontario.

Occasional sentences, phrases and photographs have been culled and collaged from an article titled “Steel Draws The ‘Tourists’” found in the Stelco scrapbooks of The Local History and Archives of Hamilton Public Library.

The source is:
“Steel Draws The ‘Tourists’”, The Hamilton Spectator, May 1, 1963, pp.34-37. The Steel Company of Canada Scrapbook, 1963. The Local History and Archives, Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton, On.