Today's #WorkerWednesday takes us to the grounds of ....

Black and white image of a man seated in a horse-drawn lawnmower.

Today's #WorkerWednesday takes us to the grounds of the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company's South Philadelphia Works in Lester, Pennsylvania. This photograph of a worker operating a horse-drawn lawn mower was taken by staff photographer Charles Yessel (1877-1953) on May 11, 1920 for publication in the company’s newspaper, Machine News.

This image is part of Hagley Library’s collection of Westinghouse Electric Corporation Steam Division photographs (Accession 1969.170). A curated selection of items from this collection has been digitized; our Digital Archive offers over 1,000 photographs from this resource dating from 1898 to 1964. These photographs cover a variety of subjects including building construction, turbine manufacturing, research facilities, machinery, executives and employees, and visitors to the facility. To view more material from this collection online now, click here.