These 1938 photographs by Sheldon Dick show a landscape destroyed by mining and the efforts of local residents to survive the Great Depression.
A 1938 photograph shows desolate Coal Region landscape during the Great Depression
This photograph of Mount Carmel, PA in reveals the physical and economic gloom that hung over the anthracite coal fields during the 1930s.
“Don’t Congregate” – Police enforced social distancing in Mt. Carmel in 1918
The full force of the law was used in Mount Carmel to enforce social distancing during 1918 influenza pandemic.
The Coal Region on D-Day – June 6, 1944
On this anniversary of D-Day, we are remembering how the Pennsylvania home front marked the historic moment.
War Department film shows Coal Region in 1942
"Anthracite rallies" encouraged miners to produce more coal to help the American war effort in 1942.