|Description:||From October, 1947, this historic image, provided by the Center for Disease Control's (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), depicted a mechanized scenario inside a King County, Washington industrial quarry. Note the truck driver standing on the truck’s rocker panel as he observed a load of an unknown material being loaded into the truck’s bed. Note the large amounts of unfiltered atmospheric pollutants being released into the immediate vicinity.|
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.