Baker, Ernest Hamlin (illus).
New York. Time-Fortune, 10- 1936.
Illustrated article focusing on the career of John L. Lewis, President of the United Mine Workers (UMW) from 1920 to 1960, and a key figure in the creation of the CIO (Congress of Industrial Organizations) which in turn led to the establishment of the United Steel Workers of America. Lewis was responsible for organizing industrial workers in America on a massive scale, and contributed to the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt in November 1936—no doubt a central reason for this Fortune magazine profile in October of that year. The article features a striking 14 x 11 inch portrait of Lewis by Ernest Hamlin Baker, who over the course of his career created over 300 covers for Time magazine, another Luce publication. The Baker portrait and accompanying article, providing mid-career focus on Lewis, are in very good clean condition. Item #54708