This is an original 1935 halftone print portrait of Frank Conestine, who had worked for twenty years for Republic Steel at the time of this publication. The caption writes, "Frank Conestine arranges the hot plate for its passage through the pipe mill..." The company was founded in 1899 by Cyrus Eaton, and became the third largest steel producer in America during the 1920s.
This 76+ 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 3.25 x 4.5 inches; 8 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: Republic Steel Corporation, Republic Iron and Steel Company, Youngstown, Ohio