1935 Print Kiln Rittase Shale Limestone Steel International Cement Industry FZ2


This is an original 1935 halftone print of a steel cylinder kiln, which would cook shale and limestone at 2,800 degrees Fahrenheit, and was the largest piece of equipment used in the industry. The kiln was used at the International Cement Corporation.

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 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 9.5 x 11.5 inches; 24 x 29 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: machine, machinery, industrialization