Coal miners waiting for the mantrip. Gary, McDowell County, WV. 1946. Kentuckiana Digital Library.
Coal miners bucket- Just like my Daddy's! He always had a special treat in it for me!!!
Coal miners picking out "impurities" before the coal is processes. Before the child labor laws, much of this work was done by boys.
This picture was taken in Blantyre October 22, 1877: the day the Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland killed 207 miners. The widows and orphans left behind were evicted by mine owners and were likely sent to poor houses.
Coal mining vintage photo. Getting coal out of a "COALBANK" as they were called. A little cave on their own land,that was full of coal.
Coal Miners daughter doing laundry.
A coal miner with the last canary to be used down underground.
.A miner and his family, Rhondda Valley, South Wales, 22nd June 1931. The boys in a mining village are usually only too eager to join their fathers in the pit. They go down as soon as they are old enough to work. Photograph taken by James 'Jimmy' Jarché (8 September 1890 – 6 August 1965) of the Daily Herald newspaper for a series of articles called 'In Search of Wales' written by H V Morton in 1934.
Coal Miner's Daughter Performed and written by Loretta Lynn (born Loretta Webb). Loretta, the coal miner's daughter, is famously from "Butcher Holler", a section of Van Lear, a mining community near Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.