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Strike among the coal-miners of Pennsylvania - "Blacklegs," or working operatives, at Mahony City, hooted by the society men and their wives

Strike among the coal-miners of Pennsylvania - "Blacklegs," or working...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 32, no. 808 (1871 Mar. 25), p. 17. Reference copy may be in LOT 4403. Caption card tracings: Mine... more

Breaker boy

Breaker boy

Jacket title: Breaker boy, Kingston, Pa. "Ext" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 032070. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Coal breaker boys

Coal breaker boys

Jacket title: Breaker Boys, Kingston, Pa. "Ext" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 032069. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Mining coal three miles under ground, Pennsylvania

Mining coal three miles under ground, Pennsylvania

Stereograph showing two men in mine shaft; one seated using pick ax and the other with mule and cart filled with coal. Copyright 1895 by, Strohmeyer & Wyman. On mount: Sold only by Underwood & Underwood, New Yo... more

Emergency hospital in anthracite coal mines

Emergency hospital in anthracite coal mines

One man bandages head of injured man while another bandages his arm. JO7129 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Keystone View Co. No. 32565.

Coal mining scenes

Coal mining scenes

Photograph shows a montage of six scenes depicting coal miners and mining: Mouth of tunnel, Setting props, Coal breaker, At foot of shaft, On the bucket, and Picking slate. Copyright by Albertype Co. Title from item.

Mining coal three miles under ground, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Mining coal three miles under ground, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Stereograph showing two men in mine shaft with mules.

Miners pose in coal mine

Miners pose in coal mine

Stereograph shows five miners inside mine shaft; one man, holding a pickaxe, stands on ladder in the back near dirt wall. Title from item.

[Coal miners at work in mine]

[Coal miners at work in mine]

Photograph of sterograph half shows two miners working by candlelight in mine. Copyright 1906 by Underwood & Underwood. U-85503. Title devised by Library staff.

Group of Miners, Drivers and Trapper. Macdonald, W. Va., Mine. Oct. 1908. Witness E.N. Clopper. Location: MacDonald, West Virginia

Group of Miners, Drivers and Trapper. Macdonald, W. Va., Mine. Oct. 19...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Coal mines. Hine no. 145. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Div... more

U.S. Reports: McLean v. Arkansas, 211 U.S. 539 (1909)

U.S. Reports: McLean v. Arkansas, 211 U.S. 539 (1909)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 211; October Term, 1908; McLean v. State of Arkansas

Group of Drivers and Trapper Boys: A Mile from Entrance, Turkey Knob Mine, Macdonald W. Va. Oct. 1908. Witness, E.N. Clopper. Location: MacDonald, West Virginia

Group of Drivers and Trapper Boys: A Mile from Entrance, Turkey Knob M...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Coal mines. Hine no. 142. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Div... more

Bank boss, (with lamp between knees) Motorman, Brake-boy and Driver. Gary Mine, Gary, W. Va. Boss said he would use more boys if he could get them but they went to school. Note live wire on level with heads. Location: Gary, West Virginia

Bank boss, (with lamp between knees) Motorman, Brake-boy and Driver. G...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Coal mines. Hine no. 133. The phrase, "live wire" is underlined on the caption card. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee ... more

Arlie Fankins, Shovels in Barnesville Mine: Says he is 14 years old (doubtful): Has a father and two brothers in the mine. Location: Fairmont, West Virginia

Arlie Fankins, Shovels in Barnesville Mine: Says he is 14 years old (d...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Coal mines. Hine no. 184. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Div... more

Drift Mouth, San Lick Mine, near Grafton, W. Va. Bank Boss in centre: driver on his right: trapper boy outside. Alfred, about 14. He trapped several years during vacation: said he is going to school this year: asked if it were because school is more fun he said. "This yere hain't no fun!". Location: Grafton, West Virginia

Drift Mouth, San Lick Mine, near Grafton, W. Va. Bank Boss in centre: ...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Coal mines. Hine no. 140. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Div... more

Drivers and Trappers Going Home: Barnesville Mine. Location: Fairmont, West Virginia

Drivers and Trappers Going Home: Barnesville Mine. Location: Fairmont,...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Coal mines. Hine no. 190. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Div... more

One-legged Boy from Pennsylvania Coal Mine. See 954. L.W.H. Location: Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

One-legged Boy from Pennsylvania Coal Mine. See 954. L.W.H. Location: ...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Coal mines. Hine no. 954-A. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs D... more

Shorpy Higginbotham (See label #1835.) Location: Bessie Mine, Alabama

Shorpy Higginbotham (See label #1835.) Location: Bessie Mine, Alabama

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Coal mines. Hine no. 1833. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Di... more

Young boy carrying armful of steel rods, "spragging irons" along the elevated track at the Bessie Mine. Location: Bessie Mine, Alabama

Young boy carrying armful of steel rods, "spragging irons" along the e...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Coal mines. Hine no. 1831. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Di... more

Dave, a young "pusher" at Bessie Mine, Alabama. (See photo and label #1835.) Location: Bessie Mine, Alabama

Dave, a young "pusher" at Bessie Mine, Alabama. (See photo and label #...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Coal mines. Hine no. 1834. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Di... more

On the tipple at the Bessie Mine, Sloss-Sheffield Steel & Iron Co. These young boys work around and on these coal cars, loaded and empty, while they are running at full speed. It is dangerous. One of these boys said, "Ain't hardly a day goes by that someone don't get pinched or hurt." "I got my leg jammed a while ago and was laid up a week." Location: Bessie Mine, Alabama

On the tipple at the Bessie Mine, Sloss-Sheffield Steel & Iron Co. The...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Coal mines. Hine no. 1827. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Di... more

Basil Roberts and James Hopper, both 12 years old, go to school when in session and work at Coleman Bros. Zinc Mine, Aurora, Mo., Saturdays and holidays, culling "waste" from the zinc ore on the "dumps." Their fathers work in zinc mines nearby. These boys told me no boys were permitted to work down in the mines, and said they were the only boys working in the vicinity; which seemed to be about true. Location: Aurora, Missouri

Basil Roberts and James Hopper, both 12 years old, go to school when i...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Coal mines. Hine no. 1706. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Di... more

Coal miners

Coal miners

Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. General information about the George Grantha... more

Bessie Mine employees. Location: Bessie Mine, Alabama

Bessie Mine employees. Location: Bessie Mine, Alabama

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Coal mines. Hine no. 1832. Original caption card is blank; data based on caption for #1831, which appears to be related. Credit l... more

A Boy (may be over 14) at Heavy Work. Shoveling Ore at Daisy Bell Mine, Aurora, Mo. Location: Aurora, Missouri

A Boy (may be over 14) at Heavy Work. Shoveling Ore at Daisy Bell Mine...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Coal mines. Hine no. 1707. No text recorded after final comma on caption card. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collec... more

In centre is one of the young boys working underground in the Bliss Shaft of the D.L. & W. at Nanticoke, Pa. Location: Nanticoke, Pennsylvania

In centre is one of the young boys working underground in the Bliss Sh...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Coal mines. Hine no. 1934. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Di... more

Group of boys working in #9 Breaker, Pennsylvania Coal Co., Hughestown Borough, Pittston, Pa. In this group were Sam Belloma, Pine Street, Angelo Ross, 142 Panama Street, and others (reported previously). Location: Pittston, Pennsylvania

Group of boys working in #9 Breaker, Pennsylvania Coal Co., Hughestown...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Coal mines. Hine no. 1957. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Di... more

A few of the young breaker boys working in the Bliss breaker of the D.L. & W. near Nanticoke, Pa. Location: Nanticoke vicinity, Pennsylvania

A few of the young breaker boys working in the Bliss breaker of the D....

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Coal mines. Hine no. 1935. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Di... more

Tom Vitol (also called Dominick Dekatis) 76 Parsonage Street, Hughestown Burough i.e., Borough Works in Breaker #9. Probably under 14. Location: Pittston, Pennsylvania

Tom Vitol (also called Dominick Dekatis) 76 Parsonage Street, Hughesto...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Coal mines. Hine no. 1952. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Di... more

All work in Ewen Breaker, Pennsylvania Coal Co. (see photos taken at breaker later). Philip Kurato (on left end of photo) 177 So. Main St., Pittston, Pa. Working in breaker for 6 months, said he was 12 years old, but doesn't appear to be that. Told the school Principal the other day he was 13 years old. Jo Tabone (middle) 141 Thompkin St., benn i.e., been working three years in Ewen Breaker. Said 14 years old but doesn't appear to be. Charlie Bootha (right-end) said he was 12 years old. Works at Ewen Breaker. Lives in Sebastopol. Couldn't spell his own name and didn't know name of street he lives on. Seems to be under 12 years old. All were suspicious of my sending them to school. Philip Kurato's step-mother told me (through an interpreter) that he has a birth certificate showing him to be 13 years old; that he has been working in the breaker for two years - and that Squire Barrett gave him his working papers. The step-mother owns a home near by, said to be worth $1,500. Location: Port Griffith, Pennsylvania

All work in Ewen Breaker, Pennsylvania Coal Co. (see photos taken at b...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Coal mines. Hine no. 1930. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Di... more

Angelo Ross, 142 Panama Street, Hughestown Borough. A youngster who has been working in Breaker #9 Pennsylvania Company for four months, said he was 13 years old, but very doubtful. He has a brother Tony probably under 14, working. Location: Pittston, Pennsylvania

Angelo Ross, 142 Panama Street, Hughestown Borough. A youngster who ha...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Coal mines. Hine no. 1954. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Di... more

Inside workers shaft #6 Pennsylvania Coal Company. Location: South Pittston, Pennsylvania

Inside workers shaft #6 Pennsylvania Coal Company. Location: South Pit...

Photo shows Arthur Harvard, 3rd from left; based on comparison to other photographs of Harvard in the collection (Source: Sassaman, K., granddaughter of Harvard, 2017) Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution ... more

Arthur Havard, a young driver, Shaft #6, Pennsylvania Coal Company. Location: South Pittston, Pennsylvania

Arthur Havard, a young driver, Shaft #6, Pennsylvania Coal Company. Lo...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Coal mines. Hine no. 1913. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Di... more

Angelo Ross, 142 Panama Street, Hughestown Borough, a youngster who has been working in Breaker #9 Pennsylvania Co. for four months, said he was 13 years old, but very doubtful. He has a brother, Tony, probably under 14 working. Location: Pittston, Pennsylvania

Angelo Ross, 142 Panama Street, Hughestown Borough, a youngster who ha...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Coal mines. Hine no. 1953. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Di... more

Group of boys working in #9 Breaker Pennsylvania Coal Co, Hughestown Borough, Pittstown, Pa. In this group were Sam Belloma, Pine Street, Angelo Ross, 142 Panama Street, and others (reported previously). Location: Pittston, Pennsylvania

Group of boys working in #9 Breaker Pennsylvania Coal Co, Hughestown B...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Coal mines. Hine no. 1959. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Di... more

Breaker boys working in Ewen Breaker of Pennsylvania Coal Co. For some of their names see labels 1927 to 1930. Location: South Pittston, Pennsylvania

Breaker boys working in Ewen Breaker of Pennsylvania Coal Co. For some...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Coal mines. Hine no. 1939. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Di... more

Breaker boys working in Ewen Breaker of Pennsylvania Coal Co. For some of their names see labels 1927 to 1930. Location: South Pittston, Pennsylvania

Breaker boys working in Ewen Breaker of Pennsylvania Coal Co. For some...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Coal mines. Hine no. 1940. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Di... more

Inside workers shaft #6, Pennsylvania Coal Co. Location: South Pittston, Pennsylvania

Inside workers shaft #6, Pennsylvania Coal Co. Location: South Pittsto...

Photo shows Arthur Harvard, left; based on comparison to other photographs of Harvard in the collection (Source: Sassaman, K., granddaughter of Harvard, 2017) Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine b... more

A view of Ewen Breaker of the Pa. Pennsylvania Coal Co. The dust was so dense at times as to obscure the view. This dust penetrates the utmost recesses of the boy's lungs. (See labels 1927 to 1930 for names of some of these.) A kind of slave driver sometimes stands over the boys, prodding or kicking them into obedience. Location: South Pittston, Pennsylvania

A view of Ewen Breaker of the Pa. Pennsylvania Coal Co. The dust was s...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Coal mines. Hine no. 1938. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Di... more

All these, including boys in middle and left end of photo, work underground in the Bliss Colliery of the D.L.&W., near Nanticoke, Pa. Location: Nanticoke vicinity, Pennsylvania

All these, including boys in middle and left end of photo, work underg...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Coal mines. Hine no. 1936. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Di... more

The problem

The problem

"Strike" on bat. (DLC/PP-1932:0042). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: New York Herald, April 5, 1912, p. 5.

Massacre during Colorado Coal Strike at Ludlow, Colorado Drawn by John Sloan

Massacre during Colorado Coal Strike at Ludlow, Colorado Drawn by John...

Cover illustration shows mine worker firing a gun after his wife and children were killed in a massacre at their tent camp by the Colorado National Guard and Colorado Fuel & Iron Company camp guards. Title from... more

Coal Miners

Coal Miners

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Date from negatives in same range. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Pho... more

Coal miners going to the pit, Jenkins, Kentucky

Coal miners going to the pit, Jenkins, Kentucky

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Coal miners, Jenkins, Kentucky

Coal miners, Jenkins, Kentucky

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Poster promoting Pennsylvania, showing head-and-shoulders of a miner. Date stamped on verso: Mar 27 1937. Work Projects Administration Poster Collection (Library of Congress). Posters of the WPA / Christopher D... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Coal miners, Birmingham, Alabama

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Coal miners, Birmingham, Alabama

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Coal miners, Birmingham, Alabama

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Coal miners, Birmingham, Alabama

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Negative has a hole punch made by FSA st... more

Coal miners, Birmingham, Alabama

Coal miners, Birmingham, Alabama

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Coal miners, Birmingham, Alabama

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Coal miners, Birmingham, Alabama

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... more

Coal miners, Birmingham, Alabama

Coal miners, Birmingham, Alabama

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Coal miners, Birmingham, Alabama

Coal miners, Birmingham, Alabama

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more