|Description:||Men placing bisqueware (fired-once clayware) in saggers for second firing in a West Virginia pottery factory. USPHS investigators have set up an impinger to sample for dust. Published in USPHS Public Health Bulletin No. 244, 1939, Silicosis and Lead Poisoning Among Pottery Workers, as “Figure 11. Sagger Placing. Note the Impinger Being Used to Take 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.