|Description:||Industrial smokestacks along a railroad line in or near Raleigh, North Carolina add to the smoke filling the air. The photograph, made from a dramatic angle by U.S. Public Health Service photographer Roy Perry, Jr., was part of its portrayal of American living and working conditions.|
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.