|Description:||A residential area of government trailer homes near Raleigh, North Carolina. Laundry hangs to dry on clotheslines. Wood boardwalks, set on the sandy soil, are the walkways between trailers. Construction cranes are in the distance. “FSA” identification numbers, stenciled on the trailers, are visible in several related photographs. 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.