Lot 1277
US$ 2,500 - 3,500
£1,500 - 2,100
Lot Details
Group of 39 photographs, gelatin silver prints, generally 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 to 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, c.1920s, most mounted to paper, typewritten titles on mounts, each with "U.S. Bureau of Mines" perforated stamp, mounts toned and soiled, some minor wear to photographs.

A collection that details the process of mining and the life of coal miners in Illinois and Western Pennsylvania. The photographs promote the safety and order of the mines, as well as the services offered to the miners and their families. Images include the work of heavy machinery, transportation of the coal, views of the overall operation, but also the individual miners at work, the miners' residences, their church, a school for their children, etc.
See illustration.
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