|Description:||Construction of the Queens Midtown Tunnel, New York City. “The two tunnels were lined almost entirely with cast iron rings and then further lined with concrete.” (from “From the Archive,” MTA Bridges and Tunnels Archives, Autumn 1998, p. 7.) Original caption: “N.Y.C. Tunnel Authority. South Tunnel – Queens Midtown. View of bulkhead, locks and platforms. Compressed air 21 lbs.” Negative number is ST (South Tunnel) 1880. Dated 12-18-38.|
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.