Today marks the first in a five-part, unauthorized series on Haeger Potteries. Formed in 1871, Haeger operated for 145 years in East Dundee, Illinois. Clay from the nearby Fox River supplied the plant, which got a business boon as a result of the Great Chicago Fire. Bricks quickly replaced the wooden structures that fueled the disaster, and Haeger supplied the bricks that rebuilt the city. Today, the factory is sealed, vacant, and a reminder of the small manufacturers that built the USA. I hope you enjoy the series.
- Eaves, Chris (Aug. 11, 2018). Receiving Dock [Photograph]. East Dundee, Illinois. Shot on a Bronica SQ-A at 80mm, 1/250 sec., f11 on Ilford Delta Professional 100.