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Coal miners waiting for the mantrip. Gary, McDowell County, WV. 1946. Kentuckiana Digital Library.

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A coal miner with the last canary to be used down underground.

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West Virginia Miners | West Virginia Coal miner 1930 my grandpa would have been mining in W.Va during this time period with 7 kids and a wife

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WV coal miner. The companies valued the ponies more than they valued their men. Animals cost money to replace......

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de NPR.org

Documenting 'Dirty' Jobs: Miners At Work

Coal miner Lee Hipshire in 1976, shortly after emerging from a mine in Logan County, W. Va. at the end of his shift. At age 36, he had worked 26 years underground. WHAT A FACE. I can't help but not stare at it. The light. The shadows. The everything.

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Kentucky Coal Miners....1902. My great grandfather died in this year, in Breathitt County, KY. It was a very violent time, full of crime and poverty. I don't even have a photo of him.

Coal mining vintage photo. Getting coal out of a "COALBANK" as they were called. A little cave on their own land,that was full of coal.

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Hands of Appalachia....just like my coal mining grandfather...hands of leather. Wolf Coal,Kentucky

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Margaret Thatcher 'lied to miners about jobs and the extent of her plans to close pits'

Margaret Thatcher 'lied to miners about jobs and the extent of her plans to close pits' - Wales Online

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