Tuesday, April 27, 2010

100 Years Ago In West Viriginia



In October, 1908, this trapper boy at the Turkey Knob Mine in Macdonald, West Virginia had to stoop forward under the low ceiling to pose for this picture one mile deep inside the mine. The photographer was Lewis Wickes Hine, who crossed the United States documenting child labor conditions.

2 comments:

steven said...

hi golden west - isn't it extraordinary what was considered commonplace. i wonder what people one hundred years from now will make of the features of our world? steven

Sweet Repose said...

So sad that the miners aren't treated much better these days, while the clean(HAHA) coal companies profit at their expense!