This #WorkerWednesday, we're stopping in to visitMarie Wychunus, who worked as an operator on a gear cutting machineat the South Philadelphia Works of the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company. This photograph of her was taken by staff photographer Charles Yessel (1877-1953) on May 6, 1919 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). This collection has not been digitized in its entirety, but our Digital Archive does feature over 1,000 photographs from it, 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 in eastern Pennsylvania. To view more material from this collection online now, click here.