1930s Factory Employee Passport Photos Photographers Archive

$950.00

Westinghouse Air Brake Company (WABCO) was an early titan in the fields of electricity and transportation, by this time with projects all over the world. Presumably shot by the Westinghouse commercial / factory photographer for use internally and as pass port photos for traveling professionals. (19) portraits measure 8.25 x 10.75” printed on thin factory paper that vary from pearl sheen...

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Westinghouse Air Brake Company (WABCO) was an early titan in the fields of electricity and transportation, by this time with projects all over the world.

Presumably shot by the Westinghouse commercial / factory photographer for use internally and as pass port photos for traveling professionals.

(19) portraits measure 8.25 x 10.75” printed on thin factory paper that vary from pearl sheen to matte and from stark white to a yellow cream. The image textures vary with the changes, though most are extremely warm and tonal.

Subjects include (8) likely board members, investors or significant ranking business men, a suited man posed with a notebook and pen (journalist perhaps), a woman from the Publicity Department, Special Police uniformed man, Shop Inspector, another badged man in work uniform, an elderly African American man identified as the Night Operator at the Switch Board, an aging husband and wife, a young woman (again with her child daughter), and two women identified as with the First National Bank.

Nice condition with obvious wear at binder holes, occasional edge wear or dog ear corner and a stain in margin to FEW. Please get in contact to view more - images are limited here.