Photo Record

Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2007.034.014
Collection Foundry photograph collection
Description One photograph of several African-American men working in a factory. Handwriting on the back reads: "Prod Fdry." This is Wheland Foundry, Production Foundry. This is on page 10 of the Wheland booklet (2007.146.042) with the caption: "Molten iron pours from the cupolas."
The Wheland Foundry, located at South Broad and 28th Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Foundry established by George W. Wheland in Athens, Tennessee in 1866. Moved to Chattanooga 1873. Acquired by Gordon P. Street in 1945, closed in 2002 and demolished 2004. Company built sawmill components, oil field drilling equipment, steam engines, anchor windlasses and automotive casings. During World War I plant produced artillery shells and guns.
Date 1950 circa
Studio Roy Tuley Photo
Print size 8.00" x 10.00"
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Accession number 2007.034