|Description:||Original photo caption: “Setting up brattice of wet burlap in coal mine to secure ventilation at face of the working.” Published in USPHS Public Health Bulletin No. 221, Anthraco-Silicosis Among Hard Coal Miners, 1935, as Figure 8. Placing Cloth Brattice to Change Air Course.|
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.