Photo Record

Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2007.034.013
Collection Foundry photograph collection
Description One photograph of men unloading materials off of a train, via tractor, onto what appears to be a factory platform at Wheland Foundry. There is handwriting on the back, but it is difficult to read: "Prod Fdry." This image is on page 11 of the Wheland booklet (2007.146.042) with the caption: "Inspected castings being conveyed to freight cars."
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
Print size 8.00" x 10.00"
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Accession number 2007.034