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Huge Vault Door in an Abandoned Bank | Wall Art

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Massive Vault Door: Elegance in Abandonment

In the quiet of an abandoned bank, I found myself in front of a massive vault door. Its presence was overwhelming. Crafted by the Herring-Hall-Marvin Safe Company in the 1930s, it was a testament to the era's artistry and obsession with security. The bank vault door was part of an expansion, nestled in the Art Deco splendor of the teller area.

This door wasn't just large; it was monumental. The industrial craftsmanship spoke volumes of a bygone era, each detail meticulously designed to safeguard treasures. The Peoples Building, once bustling in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, now lay silent. Yet, the vault door remained stoic and secure, symbolizing timeless security and a keeper of stories never told.

Photographing this vintage huge vault door, I was struck by the contrast between its intended permanence and the building's abandonment. The vault, a relic of unwavering security in a now-vulnerable structure, captivated me. The image, in toned black and white, emphasizes the ornate details and the formidable nature of the vault, highlighting the craftsmanship and the silent strength it embodies.

The Art Deco details surrounding the antique vault door reminded me of the craftsmanship's era-specific elegance as I explored it. Each element, from the intricate designs to the door's imposing size, was a piece of history frozen in time. This fine art still-life photo isn't just a capture of an object; it's a window into a past where security and artistry intertwined, leaving behind a legacy of strength and beauty in decay.

© Dan Kosmayer, 2022

Museum Quality Fine Art Prints

Enjoy museum-grade signed prints, free global delivery, and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. Each fine art print showcases my passion for photography and exceptional quality and is hand-signed in pencil on the reverse side, and includes a certificate of authenticity and a lifetime warranty against fading, with the assurance of a full reimbursement within 30 days if needed.

The fine art prints are of the highest museum quality, printed on acid-free 100% cotton paper with a velvety, subtly textured, warm-tone finish. Archival inks ensure photographs with sharp precision, smooth transitions, deep blacks, intricate details, and vibrant hues.

Please note that frames are not included.


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As the creator, I personally print, sign, and package every print at my studio in Haliburton, Ontario. These prints are then shipped worldwide via Canada Post free of charge. Therefore, delivery times can vary based on location, anywhere from a few days to several weeks.

Additionally, when traveling and shooting on location, orders placed during these periods will be dispatched upon my return. This may result in delivery times extending to several weeks. However, rest assured that the wait for these unique pieces is well worth it!

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