Children of a disabled coal miner stand in the doorway of their Appalachian home in the early 1960s. (Photo by Jack Corn, now belonging to Vanderbilt University.)
Art and History
Coal miners waiting for the mantrip. Gary, McDowell County, WV. 1946. Kentuckiana Digital Library.
Thunder in the Mountains
Coal keeps the lights on...God bless our miners.
Almost Heaven - West Virginia
WV coal miner. The companies valued the ponies more than they valued their men. Animals cost money to replace......
Vintage coal miners lunch bucket
Tins, Pails, Buckets...
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Coal miners hands ......
KENTUCKY COAL MINERS 1930 PHOTO FUEL OIL LANTERNS COAL DUST MINING ...
Coal miners picking out "impurities" before the coal is processes. Before the child labor laws, much of this work was done by boys.
Kentucky Coal Miner - I was born a coal miner's granddaughter! Love you, grandpa!
My roots are Appalachian