|Description:||United States Bureau of Mines exhibit “Hydrogen Sulphide An Important Hazard,” set up at a convention, c. 1929. Displayed are photographs of victims of hydrogen sulphide poisoning, protective equipment such as gas masks, goggles, and canisters, an instrument for demonstrating such poisoning, and informational text. The same exhibit objects are in the exhibit in Image 9713.|
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.