Quarrying Exhibit :
Collection:
Quarrying Collection
Date:
1938
Description:
Worker using pneumatic finishing tool at the Peninsula Quarry.
Notes:
Original print stored in office file.
Picture furnished by John Blatz.
Negative no. 167.
Catalog Number:
0009.33
Object Name:
Print, Photographic
Print Size:
5 x 7
Search Terms:
Paveglio Quarry
August Paveglio Quarry
Peninsula Quarry
Subjects:
Stonecutting
Stone quarrying
Title:
Worker at Peninsula Quarry
Kid Tales:
Pheumatic tools were powered by compressed air. Although these were faster than hand tools, they created a lot of dust. Notice that the worker wore a mask to protect his lungs from the dangerous granite dust. Granite dust caused a disease of the lungs called silicosis. Before proper masks were worn many quarrymen became ill. At one time there were fifty-two widows in Amberg whose husbands died of silicosis. That is why Amberg became known as the "Town of Widows."
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Worker at August Paveglio QuarryWorker at August Paveglio Quarry