inside a coal mine courtesy of appanoose county historical society 1763x1177 Coal Mine History

inside a coal mine courtesy of appanoose county historical society Coal Mine History

Three Welsh coal miners just up from the pits after a day's work in coal mine in Wales, photo by W. Eugene Smith

Three Welsh coal miners just up from the pits after a day's work in coal mine in Wales, photo by W. Eugene Smith - coal dust all over their faces!

{true story} Coal miner Lee Hipshire in 1976, shortly after emerging from a mine in Logan County, W. Va. at the end of his shift. At age 36, he had worked 26 years underground. A few years later, Lee took early retirement because of pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease. He died at 57.

Documenting 'Dirty' Jobs: Miners At Work

Coal miner Lee Hipshire in shortly after emerging from a mine in Logan County, W. at the end of his shift. At age he had worked 26 years underground. A few years later, Lee took early retirement because of pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease.

A coal miner and his daughter. This photo was taken by talented photographer Natalie Franklin.

A coal miner and his daughter. This photo was taken by talented photographer Natalie Franklin.

Coal Seams, they stretch on for 20 mi. Usibelli Coal Mine, Healy, AK, in the mtns of the Alaska Range

These massive coal layers are clear evidence of a global catastrophe that killed everything (except 8 on a boat). Coal Seams, they stretch on for 20 mi. Usibelli Coal Mine, Healy, AK, in the mtns of the Alaska Range.

Martin Shakeshaft 1984 Strike84 - The Miner’s strike in UK

Martin Shakeshaft - The Miner’s strike in UK In 1984 I spent 12 months photographing the Miners’ Strike in the UK. The dispute started when the Conservative government, led by Margaret.

Crammed into a coal mine elevator, coming up after a day of work. Belgian Coal Miners circa 1900

Crammed into a coal mine elevator, coming up after a day of work

Coal miners crammed into a coal mine elevator, coming up after a day of work. They aren't even standing up. (My father-in-law was a coal miner for many years.

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