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

View Coal Miner, West Virginia by Eddie Adams on artnet. Browse more artworks Eddie Adams from Monroe Gallery of Photography.

A Typical Fayette County, West Virginia coal mine circa 1900. My great-grandmother remembers when they brought coal up out of the mines with mules. My roots reach deep within these mines. Proud of it!

A Typical Fayette County, West Virginia coal mine circa My great-grandmother remembers when they brought coal up out of the mines with mules. My roots reach deep within these mines.

John F. Kennedy meeting coal miners while campaigning in West Virginia in 1960.

Kennedy meeting coal miners while campaigning in West Virginia in 1960

{true story} 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. A few years later, Lee took early retirement because of pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease. He died at 57.

Documenting 'Dirty' Jobs: Miners At Work

Coal miner Lee Hipshire in shortly after emerging from a mine in Logan County, W. at the end of his shift. At age he had worked 26 years underground. A few years later, Lee took early retirement because of pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease.

Calumet, Michigan, circa 1905. "Just up, Hecla Shaft No. 2." Copper miners topside. 8x10 inch dry glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.

Calumet, Michigan, circa “Just up, Hecla Shaft No. inch dry glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.

Coal Mining, Women Coal Miners, South Wales, Date: 1890

Coal Mining, Women Coal Miners, South Wales, Date: 1890 They look tough!

Three Welsh Coal Miners Just Up from the Pits After a Day's Work in Coal Mine in Wales

Three Welsh coal miners just up from the pits after a day's work in coal mine in Wales, photo by W. Eugene Smith - coal dust all over their faces!

Hard Day At Coal Mining Using the 16 Pound Sledge Hammer, Breaking Up Coal For Loading Coal Cars

Hard Day At Coal Mining Using the 16 Pound Sledge Hammer, Breaking Up Coal For Loading Coal Cars.

Coal Miner in Harlan County, Ky, My favorite missionaries live and work here.

Is our society too dependent on technology essay research Persuasive Essay: Is Society Too Dependent On Technology, you of how technology has taken the better part of our society.

War on Poverty: Portraits From an Appalachian Battleground, 1964

War on Poverty: Portraits From an Appalachian Battleground, 1964

18 Year Old Coal Miner, Ray Martin Near Islom, Kentucky Saw the same all over Virginia and West Virginia

“In addition to isolation and darkness, the [coal] miner sometimes works in mud and water, sometimes stripped to the waist because of the heat, sometimes in suffocating gas and smoke.”  Those words from a 1922 U.S. Department of Labor report told only part of the story.  Coal miners also faced lung disease, explosions, and cave-ins that trapped miners underground, where they often died.

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