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Female operator Clemance Gagnon watches a machine carding asbestos fibre for spinning and processing at the Johns-Manville factory. 

Date(s)

June 1944

Place

Asbestos, Quebec

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 photograph
Negative Film B/W - cellulose nitrate
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Nil
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative PA-115069
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
WRM 4713
Other accession no.
1971-271 NPC

Terms of use

Credit: Harry Rowed / National Film Board of Canada. Photothèque / Library and Archives Canada / PA-115069
Restrictions on use: Nil
Copyright: Expired

Additional name(s)

Photographer: Rowed, Harry.

Additional information

Described by the RECON project.

Series title
WRM

Signatures and inscriptions
"ASBESTOS - QUEBEC. Recorded by history as magical but impractical, asbestos today is used universally. But its paradoxical composition as an infinitely fibred material and its resistance to fire, wear and weather, maintain its magical reputation. Quebec mines, supplying 70% of the world's supply, have a productive life-expectancy of at least 150 years. In ths Johns-Manville factory, Asbestos..."

Subject heading

1. INDUSTRIES - MINERAL - ASBESTOS.
2. QUEBEC - ASBESTOS.

Government

Other system control no.

3193671