Retrospect: A look back at Roderick D. MacKenzie’s steel series

A Mobile artist became known for his striking images of the steel industry.

This year marks the centennial of an unlikely meeting between a Mobile artist and a Birmingham steel executive. In the summer of 1921, Roderick D. MacKenzie paid a visit to the office of George Gordon Crawford, president of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Co. (TCI), and requested permission to spend two weeks painting scenes…

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