Vintage Cutaway Illustrations of How Different Industries Work


Born in Pennsylvania in 1912 and active from the 1930s to the 1960s, Frank Soltesz was a versatile commercial illustrator who had a love for large cutaways. Here is some of his best (click to enlarge).

behind the scenes in a food market
behind the scenes in a hospital
how a department store operates
how a fish pier operates
how a frozen food plant operates
how a locker plant operates
how a modern bakery operates
how a modern brewery operates
how a modern dairy operates
how a modern hotel operates
how a produce terminal operates
how a refrigerator is made
how a steamship operates
how a theatre is air conditioned
how an office building operates
how cold rubber is made
how frozen orange juice is made

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