|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Collection||Foundry photograph collection|
One mounted photograph of the interior of a factory, likely Wheland Foundry. There are three employees pictured, and the two in the foreground are a black man and a white man working side by side. October 1, 1950 is stamped on the back.
The foundry was 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 and World War II the plant produced artillery shells and guns.
|Print size||8.00" x 10.00"|
|Lexicon category||8: Communication Artifact|
|Lexicon sub-category||Documentary Artifact|