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Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2007.034.012
Collection Foundry photograph collection
Description One photograph of a man working in a factory, likely Wheland Foundry. It appears as though some gray paint for editing purposes has been applied over the area where minerals or some kind are being poured.
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 circa
Studio Roy Tuley Studio
Print size 8.00" x 10.00"
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Accession number 2007.034