|Description:||Men at work at glazing tubs in the glaze dipping room of a West Virginia pottery factory. The lunchbox in foreground was one piece of evidence that they brought food to this room and ate while working. Published in USPHS Public Health Bulletin No. 244, 1939, Silicosis and Lead Poisoning Among Pottery Workers, Figure 20.|
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.