Women Coal Miners, 1890. Stove? on top of one woman's head....looks like they are both carrying kettles, along with of course a pick axe...........
An old water pump. This was how we got water from the farm up on the "Adams farm" when we were enjoying time at the lake with the Cunningham Clan. There was no running water on either site but it didn't feel like "roughing it." I miss the experiences at the cabins with family. Everything felt normal and sane while we were there.
Blackwell’s Island Insane Asylum - New York 1887 Nellie Bly was a 23-year-old journalist without a job when she walked into the offices of Joseph Pulitzer’s and was given the daunting assignment of exposing the horrors of the Blackwell’s Asylum. She rehearsed feverishly. She played mad. “Undoubtedly demented… a hopeless case,” said one of the doctors who admitted her. But inside the asylum she chronicled the awful food and conditions that spurred reform.