|Description:||Woman fettling (finishing, polishing) dry, unfired clay tile in a West Virginia pottery factory. Published in USPHS Public Health Bulletin No. 244, 1939, Silicosis and Lead Poisoning Among Pottery Workers, as “Figure 16. – Down-Draft Exhaust Ventilation for Tile Fettling by Hand. Fettled Ware is Placed in Saggers at Right.”|
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.