|Description:||U.S. Public Health Service, Division of Industrial Hygiene, then part of the National Institute of Health, exhibit “Sick Absenteeism Recording,” at the American Medical Association (A.M.A) convention at the Grand Central Palace, New York, NY, June 1940.|
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.