|Description:||Man pressing tile from dry clay in a West Virginia pottery factory. Wooden racks for the tile are at his left. Published in USPHS Public Health Bulletin No. 244, 1939, Silicosis and Lead Poisoning Among Pottery Workers, as “Figure 9. Tile Pressing. The Movable Die Has Just Been Raised Exposing Newly Formed Tile…”|
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.