|Description:||Man at a construction site near Raleigh, North Carolina poses for the photograph while seated on a Bucyrus Erie International TD9 steam shovel, used for earth and material moving. In a related photograph, “1184 Charlotte, N.C.” is legible on the identification badge on his hat. The photograph was made by the U. S. Public Health Service as part of its documentation of industrial processes.|
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.