These photographs show Coal Region communities in the first decade of the 20th century.
Photographs from 1938 document the damage done to homes by mine subsidence in Schuylkill County
Sheldon Dick photographed damaged homes in Gilberton, Schuylkill County in 1938.
A colorized postcard of Millersburg, Pennsylvania
This newly acquired postcard shows Millersburg, Pennsylvania and the wide Susquehanna River as it winds through the mountains.
A rare photograph of Shamokin’s East End in the 19th century
We recently acquired a new image of this Coal Region community in Northumberland County.
Photograph from the 1860s shows incredible detail of the Shenandoah City Colliery
Pottsville photograph A.M. Allen made a trip to northern Schuylkill County to capture an image of the Shenandoah City Colliery.
An 1891 photograph shows workers at the Lincoln Colliery in Schuylkill County
A photograph from 1891 shows mineworkers posed at the bottom of the Lincoln Colliery breaker.
“The Breaker Boy” – A poem from 1897 about the child laborers of the Coal Region
In 1897, a former breaker boy penned a poem in remembrance of the child laborers of the Coal Region.
A photograph of Shenandoah from the collections of the New York Public Library
The photograph by Michael Dockweiler shows the Schuylkill County mining community as it appeared in the late 19th century.
Incredible photographs document the Maple Hill mine near Shenandoah in 1938
As we've previously documented here at Wynning History, photographer Sheldon Dick came to the Coal Region in 1938 to photograph the people and places that made up the cultural landscape in this struggling industrial area. Dick centered his efforts for the Farm Security Administration project around the Schuylkill County community of Shenandoah. Read our story … Continue reading Incredible photographs document the Maple Hill mine near Shenandoah in 1938
“Coal Castles” – Online resource links to images of Schuylkill County coal mines
Check out this compiled online list of Schuylkill County mining operations