Coal miners crammed into a coal mine elevator, coming up after a hard day of work. Not the greatest working conditions :-/
18 Year Old Coal Miner, Ray Martin Near Islom, Kentucky Saw the same all over Virginia and West Virginia
Coal miner Lee Hipshire in shortly after emerging from a mine in Logan County, W. at the end of his shift. At age he had worked 26 years underground. A few years later, Lee took early retirement because of pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease.