Employee Badge and Photo Identification Card with Fingerprints for Woman Employee at Aluminum Seal Company, New Kensington (Pittsburgh), 1945
Photo ID card for Helen H. R. Shook, a female employee at the Aluminum Seal Co (associated with Alcoa) in New Kensington (the aluminum capital of the US). ID card measures just under 2.5 x 4 inches and is housed in the original plastic sleeve and clear pouch with black sewn binding. Outer sleeves have cracking and soil, but the ID card has remained bright and clean. Strong fingerprint impressions, blind embossed security feature. The badge is 1.5" in diameter and was manufactured by Whitehead-Hoag in Newark, NY. There is some internal discoloration but overall appears quite bright and clean. The Aluminum Seal Company was associated with Alcoa (Aluminum Company of America), originally producing "Goldy" seals for safe food packaging in the 1910s and ultimately producing parts for military use during World War II.