This is an original 1935 halftone print of Fred C. Schludecker, the foreman for Republic Steel. Schludecker used to work for a silver company until it sold a new method for polishing steel. Schludecker's first large project was making steel trimmings for the Chrysler Building in Manhattan, New York. 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 4.5 x 6.5 inches; 11 x 17 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: United States Steel Corporation, LTV Steel, Metal, Working, Metalwork