1933 Print Rittase Miners Mining Riot Soldier Governor Pinchot Coal Strike FZ2


This is an original 1933 halftone print of soldiers gathered to, "guarantee their miners their right of free assemblage, to prevent rather than to put down riots. Which is why Pennsylvania's Governor Gifford Pinchot now rates next to Union Organizer John L. Lewis in the affection of striking miners."

Photography by William M. Rittase (1894-1968). He was an American photographer active from the 1920s to the 1930s. He is best known for his industrial photography and portraits often used in Fortune Magazine.


This 78+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. 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 Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 4.5 inches; 25 x 11 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)

Keywords specific to this image: Mines, Mining, strikers, prospecting, military