In Honor of Richie Check

Richie Check, charter board member of the Steelworkers’ Archives, was presented with a framed enlargement of the famous “Check Brothers” photograph during the May 11 meeting. The Check Family had 441 collective years of service with Bethlehem Steel. According to Richie, the photograph was taken at Blast Furnace “E” in 1975 by a Bethlehem Steel photographer. Pictured with Richie is Archives Vice President, Earl Kurtz. Edward A. Leskin, MFA, enlarged and framed the photograph for this surprise presentation.