|Description:||Woman fettling (trimming) greenware (unfired clayware) in a West Virginia pottery factory. Published in USPHS Public Health Bulletin No. 244, 1939, Silicosis and Lead Poisoning Among Pottery Workers, as “Figure 10. Greenware Fettling...Under Uncontrolled Conditions. Note the dust produced in this operation.”|
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.