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Anthracite Alley: 1940

Anthracite Alley: 1940

August 1940. "Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania. Small historic coal mining town in the Lehigh Valley. Houses in East Mauch Chunk." Acetate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.


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Front to back: 1929 Oakland, 1928 Packard, 1929 Buick.

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

I suspect this photo was taken looking northwest bound from about the 100-block of on East 4th or 5th Street. On the right is the unmistakable steeple of St. Joe's at North (Route 903) and 6th Streets.

Now Jim Thorpe, PA

The "Switzerland of America", so named due to the famed Native American athlete being buried there (he began his career 100 miles away at a technical school), in spite of numerous lawsuits which sought to move his remains to his native Oklahoma. (Wikipedia)

Keep 'er Still

The infamous log parking brake.

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