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Description:A residential area of government trailer homes near Raleigh, North Carolina. “FSA” identification numbers are visible on some of the trailers. Late model cars are next to some of the trailers, and trailer windows have curtains. A common station with running water and garbage cans is near the center of the photo. Wooden boardwalks are the walkways over the sandy soil. Power lines are overhead, and many construction cranes are in the distance. Original documentation indicates that this was a “Work Camp” and was photographed by the U. S. Public Health Service it is 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.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Barbara Jenkins, NIOSH
Creation Date:1943
Photo Credit:Roy Perry, Jr., U.S. Public Health Service
Links:United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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