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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Mining

Pennsylvania Lines: 1900

Pennsylvania Lines: 1900

Circa 1900. "Anchor Line docks and Penna. R.R. coal & ore docks, Erie, Pennsylvania." Also represented: Cars of the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railway. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Industrial Tableau: 1900

Industrial Tableau: 1900

Lake Erie circa 1900. "Harbor entrance at Conneaut, Ohio." Where ore from the Lake Superior iron ranges was unloaded for transport by rail to the smelting furnaces of Ohio and Pennsylvania. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Iron Ore on Erie: 1900

Iron Ore on Erie: 1900

Circa 1900. "Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway ore docks, Ashtabula, Ohio." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Whirleys Unloading: 1900

Whirleys Unloading: 1900

Circa 1900. "Whirleys unloading ore, Penna. R.R. docks, Erie, Pennsylvania." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Major Miner: 1938

Major Miner: 1938

September 1938. Capels, West Virginia. "Coal miner waiting for lift home." Last seen here, six years ago. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

New Jersey Zinc: 1911

New Jersey Zinc: 1911

Paterson, New Jersey, circa 1911. "American Locomotive Co. Rogers Works. 0-4-0 locomotive for New Jersey Zinc Co." 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Family Dinner: 1952

Family Dinner: 1952

1952. "Photo for U.S. Information Agency propaganda poster titled 'I Choose to Be a Miner,' distributed in Asia; poster includes photographs of coal miner Walter Ward and family in David, Kentucky." Gelatin silver print. View full size.

 
 
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