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 from which this photograph was derived, began as the Picture File of the Industrial Hygiene Division of the 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.