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Harvest Time: 1937

Harvest Time: 1937

1937. Salvaging coal from the slag heap at Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania. Coal pickers get 10 cents for each hundred-pound sack or two dollars a ton. One man can make from 10 to 20 sacks a day. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn.

 

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Angles

This photo has really good perspective to it. I like how most of the shot is taken up by the diagonal slag heap and you can see the hills in the background.

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