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The sign on the mine says, Consolidation Coal Company KY Wright Mine'
Two miners operate a cutting machine. 'Credit must be given to Willaim Vandivert, 21 East Tenth St., New York 3, N.Y., Not to be reproduced without written liscense.'
A miner at work placing a charge.
Two miners at work drilling into a wall of coal. John Williams, Coal Life Project.
This miner is mostly likely testing for gas  in the Bethlehem Mine at Barrackville.
'Charge being placed in the hole; notice preparatory cut in the center.'
Three miners hard at work as coal comes down a conveyor.  Copyright Photo by William Vandivert, 21 East Tenth Street, New York 3, N. Y.
Miners and horses and dogs used to haul cart loads full of coal.
'Interior mine scene shows men using the lard oil miner's lamp and the use of horses as well as mules. New England Mine.'
Group portrait of miners and horses inside a mine. 'Dr. Parkinson said a copy of this picture appeared in Natural Geographic's Pictorical Study of Appalachia.'
Two miners watching dogs haul loads of coal.
Two miners watching dogs haul loads of coal.
Miners operating mining equipment at Thomas, W. Va. mine.
A miner operating an electric shuttle car filled with coal.
'A very small cutting machine or a v.m. drilling machine. Probably a cutting machine'
Chalk markings designate slate intrusion in No. 63.
A miner is operating a cutting machine at the Price Hill Colliery Co. mine
Two miners working to support the roof in the Itmann Coal Co. mine. <br /><br />
Electric mine locomotive at Mathies Coal mine, Finleyville, PA.
Miner drilling holes for explosives at Jamison No. 9.
Two miners work with a cutting machine at Pursglove No. 15.
'This very coarse lumpy mine run coal is the result of proper shooting. The miner is paid on a tonnage basis for loading this coal into mine cars. He is required to watch his coal carefully as he loads it and see that no impurities become mixed with the coal.'
Miners drill two or more holes into coal to place the explosive charges.
Miner drilling a hole for explosives at the Bishop Mine, Pocahontas Fuel Co.
Two dogs harnessed to coal carts. About 1890, Ohio Coal Mine. This photograph is the property of Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal Co.
'Machine, helper and crew. 350 tons a day, per 8 hour shift.'
'Shuttle Cars: Here are pictured loaded and empty shuttle cars sometimes called buggies. Note the noveyor on the bottom of the empty car for unloading the coal at a central loading station, into the mine cars. This equipment is propelled by huge batteries or electric cable and of course requires no track. Track-mounted mechanical loaders load directly into the mine car.'
Miner with drilling machine at Jamison No. 9.
'All White Oak mines work the same seam of coal, viz: Sewall...The face of one of the working places or rooms is shown in this picture. The coal averages about 48 to 50 inches in thickness. This working place is now ready to be cut by the undercutting machine, so it can be shot down by the miner and loaded into the cars for transportations to the tipple. The white line on the roof in this picture is the center line of the room set by the engineers to guide the men operating the mining machine in driving the room straight.'
An 11BU loading machine and a Joy Shuttle car at Jamison No. 9.  Stonega Coke and Coal.
Two miners dust the rocks at Consol Mine No. 207 for safety.
Miner running a continuous mining machine.
'All White Oak mines are electrically equipped and of course this mining machine is operated by electricity. The machine is mounted and transported on a specially designed truck and moves under its own power from one working place to another. It is taken from the truck by the machine operator and his helper and moved to the place of the coal and placed in cutting position as you see in this picture. The machine consists of an endless chain with bits inserted, which act as cutters. The machine cuts a kerf or hole along the bottom of the coal about 4 feet and extending back six feet under the coal. The fine coal made by this machine is what is commonly known as bug dust. Cutting machines are operated at night and each machine is capable of cutting twenty places on each shift. These machines are operated on tonnage basis and these operators earn high wages.'
A Joy 10 RU preparing to cut US Royal Cable at Jamison No. 9.  Stonega Coke and Coal.
Miner using a 11 BU loading machine at Jamison No. 9. Stonega Coke and Coal.
Jeffrey 290 cutting trench for 2200 volt line at Jamison No. 9.  Stonega Coke and Coal.
Miners ride in a locomotive at Jamison No. 9.
Miner works at the control panel at Jamison No. 9.
Two miners work with a Joy roof bolt drill at Jamison No. 9.
Two miners drill before placing charges.
'Coarse Lumpy Coal: This very coarse lumpy mine run coal is the result of proper shooting. The miner is paid on a tonnage basis for loading this coal into mine cars. He is required to watch his coal carefully as he loads it and she that no impurities become mixed with the coal.'
Miner setting charges at Jamison No. 9.
Miner at control board at Jamison No. 9.
Miner unloading coal into car while it is being sprayed to retard dust.
Miner waiting for shuttle car to be loaded.
Miner speaking in microphone at control board at Jamison No. 9.
A modern coal cutting machine in operation at Bishop Mine.
Miner driving a shuttle car. 'Shuttle car, fully loaded, rumbles around a curve on its way to the loading terminal where it will unload into mine cars. Such mechanized equipment has a unit cost of about $20,000. Mine No. 32, Consolidation Coal Co., Owings, W. Va.'
Miners using a cutting machine at Mine 32, Consolidation Coal Co.
Miner works with cutting machine at Jamison No. 9 mine.
Two miners standing next to drilling machine.
Miner works at unloading a shuttle car into an elevator.
Miners work with a cutting machine prior to 'shooting down' coal at Pursglove No. 15.
Miners use large drill to place charges in holes deep in the coal. 'William Vandivert, Not to be reproduced without written liscense.'
Continuous mining machine on arrival at Brock No. 4 Mine before taken inside mine.
Miners ride out of the mine in Boswell safety cars.
Miner using machine to cut coal.
'Shinnston, West Virginia (Jan. 1945, Joe Akers, 32 year old bituminous coal miner and 400,000 fellow miners in America's bituminous coal industry are the worlds most prosperous coal miners.' Picture shows: Joe gets his mine lamp. Its 2:45 and in 15 minutes Joe will be riding into the mine to start the day's work. These lamps, electrically operated, are turned back to the lamphouse at the end of each working day, when they are recharged by the lamphouse man. From Hamilton Wright Org. For Bituminous Coal Industry. Photo Gratis.'
Miner riding on tram with one car spraying something onto the land around the tram. Kanawha County Geological Survey.
Two miners work with a mining machine. 'Compliments of Jeffrey Manufacturing Co.' John Williams, Coal Life Project.
Miner working with a loading machine. 'Compliments of Joy Manufacturing Co.'
A miner works on a piece of machinery on the interior of the mine. John Williams, Coal Life Project.
Two miners work on filling up a coal tram car. John Williams, Coal Life Project.
Six miners pose by a electrical cutting machine in a mine in Preston County.
Twelve ton electric motor was used for hauling coal from the mines to the tipple. Merchants' Coal and Coke Co.'s at Tunnelton, Preston Co., W. Va.
Two miners work on a seam, one with a pick, the other with a shovel.
Miner using a very small cutting machine.
Unknown miner sitting down outside of the mine. 'Please credit Farm Security Administration for Photo.
Miner works with coke ovens while a loading machine fills railroad cars.
Two miners dust the side walls of Mine No. 207 for safety.
Miner standing over a mechanical loader at the Winifrede Seam, Sycamore Coal Co. Cinderella Mine, Mingo Co., W. Va.
Man standing in a lab with lots of machinery. 'U.S. Bureau of Mines Photo Proof Print.'
Miner operating a loading machine outside of a mine.
A miner watches as coal is loaded into mine cars from a shuttle car.
Pennsylvania coal miner boys posing on mule. 'This photoprint is issued by the State Historical Society with the understanding that it is for one time use only, if additional written permission is obtained. It may not be sold or redistributed, copied for resale or distribution as a photoprint, used as agency stock, or used in any other enterprise. It may not be transferred into other hands nor to another combination of interests for republication. Refer requests for use back to the Society, citing negative number if shown. Credit to State Historical Society of Wisconsin.'
Miners and filled coal cars at the Scale House, Crane Creek Mine.
Miner operating the Railroad car loading control panel.
A miner working with machinery on the exterior of a mine.
Miner placing boards down near coal seam at Cavalier Mine No. 206.
Miners at work. 'Mountaineer Coal Co., Division of Consolidation Coal Co.'
Hutchinson Mine is located in Marion County.
Lewis Hine, photographer took this picture of a young driver in Brown Mine, Brown, W. Va.
Miners and horses at Acme Mine on Cabin Creek posed for a group portrait.