Abandoned locker, Bethlehem Steel Works, Bethlehem, PA, by Don Giles, 2006.
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Bethlehem Steel, Abandoned locker, 2006.

Credit: Courtesy of the State Museum of Pennsylvania, Don Giles photo

From the 1930s into the 1980s, American steelworkers were a powerful political force. The collapse of the steel industry led to major transformations in Pennsylvania politics as well as the state's economy.

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