|Description:||Man who is a railroad car unloader shovels quartz into a wheelbarrow at a West Virginia pottery factory, while a USPHS investigator collects dust samples in his breathing zone with an impringer. Published in USPHS Public Health Bulletin No. 244, 1939, Silicosis and Lead Poisoning Among Pottery Workers, as “Figure 6. Careful Shoveling While Unloading Finely Ground Quartz From Railroad Car. Note the Impinger Being Used to Collect an Atmospheric Dust Sample.”|
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.