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Children in the Coal Mines by Lewis Hines, Pittston PA. My grandfather William Uriah Grove was a Pittsburg Kansas Coalminer by the age of 8 and 1/2, a breaker boy. I love you grandfather your suffering is not lost on me- you were ion the mines from 1893-1927 in the USA Kansas and Missouri
Retired Coal Miner Ed Austin with Some of His 20 Children in Fireco, West Virginia, near Beckley. The 64-Year-Old Worked in the Mines From 1925 to 1956. He Receives Black Lung Payments and a United Mine Workers Pension 04/1974 by The U.S. National Archives, via Flickr
VINTAGE REAL PHOTO POSTCARD WEST VIRGINIA COAL MINE MINERS~Great photo of WV coal miners in front of the entrance to the mine. I do not know which mine this was. Wonderful item for collectors of coal mining items. Maker: Unknown SIZE: 4.75 inches across x 3.5 inches high Condition: There are some issues with this card. It has been written on the back with pencil. It has been cut, likely to fit into a photo album as there is tape residual on the card.
Miner waiting to go to work on the 4 P.M. to midnight shift at the Virginia-Pocahontas Coal Company Mine #4 near Richlands, Virginia. The mines are open around the clock. Two shifts work in digging and bringing out the coal, the other is involved in cleanup operations. The cleanup or hoot-owl shift begins at midnight. U.S. National Archives. Photographer: Jack Corn, taken 1974.