|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Collection||Foundry photograph collection|
Photograph showing a black man working on castings, presumably at the Wheland foundry. Shows two men operating heavy machinery.
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 plant produced artillery shells and guns.
|Print size||8.00'' x 10.00''|
|Lexicon category||8: Communication Artifact|
|Lexicon sub-category||Documentary Artifact|