Photo Record

Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2007.034.067
Collection Foundry photograph collection
Description 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.
Date 1950 circa
Print size 8.00'' x 10.00''
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Accession number 2007.034