This is an original 1942 color print of an open barge filled with sulfur from Louisiana. The sulfur was being pulled up the Mississippi River and the Ohio River to chemical factories in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Sulfur used to be extracted from salt domes where it occurred naturally, but today, it is almost always made as a byproduct of removing contaminants from petroleum and natural gas.
This 69+ 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 printing on the reverse.
Product Type: Original Color Print; Color
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
Dimensions: Approximately 4.75 x 4.25 inches; 12 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: chemistry, sulphur, mineral, industrial, matches, insecticides, fungicides