|Description:||From the 1950s or 1960s, this historic image was provided by the Center for Disease Control's (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) depicted the interior of a coal mine. In this scene there were a number of mining machines and vehicles visible, including a bucket crane in the process of filling a dump truck in the foreground, while in the background there were two partnered machines, an excavator, and its power house, which looked as if it powered the excavator with a pneumatic pump.|
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.