1942 Print Mattoon Illinois Atlas Imperial Diesel Engine World War II FZ3


This is an original 1942 color print of the Atlas Imperial Diesel Engine plant in Mattoon, Illinois. The caption writes, "Atlas is expanding its plant for the first time in years, has more than five times its usual number of employees, and pays the highest wages in town." At the time of this image, Mattoon was home to 17,000 people. 800 of them were fighting, there had been 16 casualties, and 550 worked at the Atlas factory.


This 69+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging in margins. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Color Print; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5 x 5 inches; 13 x 13 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Sepeshy, Zoltan. There is no visible artist signature.

Keywords specific to this image: industry, industrial, home front, war, war effort, wartime

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