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Western Electric Company photograph album, 1925
Western Electric Company, creator
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Photograph albums.

Industrial productivity ;  Western Electric Company. , Hawthorne Works. ;  Western Electric Company. ;  American Telephone and Telegraph Company. ;  Electric apparatus and appliances -- Illinois ;  Factories -- Photographs ;  Industrial efficiency ;  Industries -- Illinois -- Chicago ;  Labor productivity ;  Manufactures -- Photographs ;  Manufacturing industries -- Photographs ;  Telephone -- Photographs ;  Telephone companies -- Employees -- Photographs ;  Telephone -- Equipment and supplies -- Photographs ;  Telephone supplies industry -- Photographs ;  Women electronic industry workers -- Photographs

This album contains eighty-one black and white photographs that document the operations of the Western Electric Company's Hawthorne Works in 1925. The images depict general views of the plant's buildings and grounds, the offices and laboratories, the various shop departments, including the telephone apparatus, cable, rubber, and insulating operations, and the rod and wire mill. Many of the photographs show factory employees at work at their stations.

The Western Electric Company was a subsidiary of the American Telephone & Telegraph Company. The firm manufactured a wide variety of telephone equipment at its Hawthorne Works in Chicago, Illinois. A notable series of worker efficiency experiments known as the Hawthorne Studies were staged at the plant between 1924 and 1933.

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Western Electric Company photograph album, Baker Library, Harvard Business School.