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{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

{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.

WV coal miner. The companies valued the ponies more than they valued their men.  Animals cost money to replace......

WV coal miner. The companies valued the ponies more than they valued their men. Animals cost money to replace......

Coal Miner in Harlan County, Ky, My favorite missionaries live and work here.

Coal Miner in Harlan County, Ky, My favorite missionaries live and work here.

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 Miner's are still dying from Black Lung.

Coal Miner's are still dying from Black Lung.

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

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Appalachian Coal Miner - 1946 [2277x2948]

research coal miner lantern hat

Coal miners WV 1946

Coal miners WV 1946

Miner working in a confined, cramped position inside a narrow coal seam on a…

Miner working in a confined, cramped position inside a narrow coal seam on a…

KENTUCKY COAL MINERS 1930 PHOTO FUEL OIL LANTERNS COAL DUST MINING ...

KENTUCKY COAL MINERS 1930 PHOTO FUEL OIL LANTERNS COAL DUST MINING ...

West Virginia Miners | West Virginia Coal miner 1930

West Virginia Miners | West Virginia Coal miner 1930

Stops on the trail. JFK chats with a group of miners during his travels on the 1960 campaign trail. (Hank Walker / Time & Life

JFK condolence letters published for first time

Stops on the trail. JFK chats with a group of miners during his travels on the 1960 campaign trail. (Hank Walker / Time & Life

Coal miners picking out "impurities" before the coal is processes. Before the child labor laws, much of this work was done by boys.

Coal miners picking out "impurities" before the coal is processes. Before the child labor laws, much of this work was done by boys.

Early 20th Century West Virginia #Coal Miner.

Early 20th Century West Virginia #Coal Miner.

I will forever be a Coal Miner’s Daughter....ha if the school system ever decides to get rid of art, I’ll be a fourth (?) generation coal miner =)

I will forever be a Coal Miner’s Daughter....ha if the school system ever decides to get rid of art, I’ll be a fourth (?) generation coal miner =)

Coal Miners...A way of Life

Coal Miners...A way of Life

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