|Description:||Man standing on rock face drilling into rock wall with jackhammer equipped with dust control device to capture rock dust. Original photo caption: “View showing stepehamer mounted on dust control feed [cyl..ds] at end of 2 foot run.”|
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.