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An American flag hangs by the door of an empty classroom in the abandoned Elmhurst High School in Fort Wayne.


The Last One

In August of 2012, Fort Wayne Community Schools auctioned off the furniture and equipment in the Elmhurst High School building. I made this photograph in one of the classroom the day before the auction, when the school was opened for auction attendees to preview the items that would be sold the next day.

This was the last American flag still hanging in a classroom. The rest of the school's classroom flags were piled up for sale on a table in the other room through the open door.

I graduated from Elmhurst High School in Fort Wayne in 1994. My parents both graduated from Elmhurst in the late 1960s. It was Elmhurst's longtime art teacher, Don Goss, who made me realize that I was destined to be a professional artist. The school, which opened in the 1920s, was closed in 2010.





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14x21 inch Unframed $450.00
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Fine art photographer christopher crawford holding a framed photograph of a carnival ride called the zipper

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Framed photograph of a red barn with a basketball hoop


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