These 1938 photographs by Sheldon Dick show a landscape destroyed by mining and the efforts of local residents to survive 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.
The images show a general view of Pottsville from Lawton's Hill and a look at the city's Philadelphia and Reading Railroad depot.
This image from Schuylkill County is among the new additions to the Wynning History image collection.
This newly acquired postcard shows Millersburg, Pennsylvania and the wide Susquehanna River as it winds through the mountains.
We recently acquired a new image of this Coal Region community in Northumberland County.
Photographer Sheldon Dick made a visit to the Coal Region in 1938 to document scenes of life and work in the mining towns of northern Schuylkill County. On an evening during his visit, Dick made a swing by a bar room in Gilberton, Pennsylvania and snapped three photographs that bring the setting to life. The … Continue reading Scenes in a Coal Region bar room – 1938
Pottsville photograph A.M. Allen made a trip to northern Schuylkill County to capture an image of the Shenandoah City Colliery.
A photograph from 1891 shows mineworkers posed at the bottom of the Lincoln Colliery breaker.
The photograph by Michael Dockweiler shows the Schuylkill County mining community as it appeared in the late 19th century.