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1937 Print Anaconda Copper Mining Great Falls Montana Mill Refinery Paul FZ3

1937 Print Anaconda Copper Mining Great Falls Montana Mill Refinery Paul FZ3

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This is an original 1937 color print of the Anaconda Copper Mining mill at Great Falls, Montana. The caption writes, "The roughing mill at Great Falls-- Anaconda Wire and Cable." The company, previously known as the Amalgamated Copper Mining Company, was founded in 1881. Butte was the first mine purchased. It was a silver mine, but soon, after mining began, it was realized that there were also large deposits of copper as well. Mining increased through the 1920s, but the Great Depression took a massive toll on the mining company. The beginning of World War II pushed the mining industry into action again with the need for war materials.


This 74+ 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 Color Print; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 8 inches; 25 x 20 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 Sample, Paul Starrett. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.

Paul Sample

Paul Sample (1896-1974) was an American artist who specialized in landscapes and urban life. He studied at Dartmouth College and became a boxing champion, but was diagnosed with tuberculosis, and could no longer lead an active lifestyle. He took up painting to ward off boredom, and by the time he was cured, was ready to become a professional painter. He has several collections around the country, including, but not limited to, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, the Phoenix Art Museum, and the White House.

Keywords specific to this image: Cascade County, smelting, copper rods, rolling mill, Anaconda Wire and Cable Company

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