Photo Record

Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2007.034.010
Collection Foundry photograph collection
Description 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.
Date 1950
Print size 8.00" x 10.00"
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Accession number 2007.034