|Description:||Young man in a hat making plant in Connecticut in the storage room that holds mercury-carroted cut fur. The dried mercury compound is released into the room’s atmosphere. Published in USPHS Public Health Bulletin No. 263, Mercurialism and its Control in the Felt-Hat Industry, 1941, Figure 2. Cut Fur Is Usually Stored in Poorly Ventilated Rooms. The Average Atmospheric Mercury Concentration of Rooms Used for the Storage of Mercury-Carroted Fur was 4.9 Mg. Hg Per 10 M3 of 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.