In 1897, a former breaker boy penned a poem in remembrance of the child laborers of the Coal Region.
The photograph by Michael Dockweiler shows the Schuylkill County mining community as it appeared in the late 19th century.
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
Check out this compiled online list of Schuylkill County mining operations
Coal Region photographer A.M. Allen captured images of a colliery near Mahanoy City in the years after the Civil War.
A digital archive allows researchers to view hundreds of photographs taken in the Coal Region in the 19th century.