These photographs show Coal Region communities in the first decade of the 20th century.
Sheldon Dick photographed damaged homes in Gilberton, Schuylkill County in 1938.
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.
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.
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