POTD: The Mechanical Arts #1

The Mechanical Arts #1
World Museum of Mining
Butte, Montana
2019

The subjects of my photographs have broadened and evolved over the years but some trends, in this case photos of gears and other mechanical devices, have stayed strong and constant over time it seems. The photo above was taken just a couple of weeks ago. The one below, published in a photo contest in what was then The Wichita Eagle-Beacon newspaper, I took back about 1971. Perhaps not surprisingly (I have a tendency to be attracted to such places) both photos were of defunct equipment associated with mining; copper mining in Butte in the current case and gold mining somewhere in Colorado in the older photo.