Here’s wishing all of you who celebrate a happy Halloween weekend! May you all have just the right amount of candy left over at the end of the night.
This costumed crew was photographed on November 17, 1920 by Charles Yessel (1877-1953) at the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company's South Philadelphia Works.
Yessel was the staff photographer for the Westinghouse’s South Philadelphia Works, once located in Essington and Lester, Pennsylvania. The Works manufactured gas and steam engines, turbines, and mechanical stokers for use in railway systems, fire service pumping stations, the shipping industry, and other large scale industrial purposes.
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.