Lonaconing Silk Mill, Lonaconing, Maryland

Back in early August, I visited the Lonaconing Silk Mill in western Maryland on a workshop with Denise Ippolito. The silk mill closed in 1957 and was the last operating mill of its kind in the United States. The years have not been kind to the mill but much of the interior is unchanged from the day it closed it's doors. The owner of the mill is trying to raise funds to repair it and allows photographers access to shoot it. I found this shelf in the basement of the mill that had the lubrication that was used to keep the machinery running.