|Description:||This historical photograph was provided by the Center for Disease Control's (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Reprinted from the February, 1951, ”Industrial Hygiene Newsletter”. The image depicted an inexpensive flowmeter designed by the Public Health Service hygienists, Andrew Hosey and Herb Jones. It measured concentrations of pollutants in the air.|
The NIOSH Historic Photo Collection began as the “picture file” of the Industrial Hygiene Division of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), c. 1930-1960. It is a unique collection of mid-20th Century images of American workers and workplaces and documents occupational safety and health research of that era. The collection consists of approximately 1,000 original photographs and schematic drawings.