American heros

workers on girder

I recently came across a wonderful set of photographs of members of our extended American family by a photographer and author Carl Corey.  Mr. Corey is the author of several books and has begun his photography project BLUE in which he portrays American workers at work.  One of the firms that will be featured in my upcoming book, Homer Laughlin China, is featured prominently in Mr. Corey’s photos.   I urge you to view the whole slide show.


About John Briggs

I live in Seattle and love telling stories about Americans, the places where they work and the things that they make. I have just published a book, Simply American, encouraging Americans to purchase American made products; the book can be ordered at
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3 Responses to American heros

  1. Great photos. A bit of Americana there. Could be a classic treasure in years to come.-Jack A

  2. It seems to most of us that most of these types of jobs are gone. I drive by buildings every day where people used to do these jobs.
    When I look around Massachusetts I find all kinds of manufacturing businesses. They are still here, but maybe not as big as they used to be. I frind it encouraging to discover these businesses that are actually making something.

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