A photograph of Shenandoah from the collections of the New York Public Library

On a recent weekend morning, I found myself perusing the digitized collections of the New York Public Library. I was going through a group of stereoscopic images of Pennsylvania and came across this photograph of Shenandoah from the late 19th century.

Shenandoah Large

The photograph was taken by Michael Dockweiler. It shows the growing mining town in Schuylkill County and the area nearby almost entirely denuded of trees (with the exception of the small tree under which the two gentlemen are sitting). You can find the photograph in the NYPL collection here (with high-resolution download available).

Shenandoah One Size

You can search this same collection and find photographs from across the Coal Region and around Pennsylvania. Check it out! 


Featured Image: Photograph of Shenandoah in the late 19th century. 

You can read our other stories about Shenandoah here.


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