|Description:||Provided by the Center for Disease Control's (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), this historic image depicted an exhibit produced by the National Institute of Health (NIH), Division of Industrial Hygiene entitled, “Sick Absenteeism Recording” which was being displayed at an American Medical Association (AMA) June, 1940 New York meeting. See PHIL 9714 for another view of this exhibit.|
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.