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A Trip Through the Anthracite Coal Mines viewbook

circa 1913
 Collection
Identifier: 1986-229

Abstract

Anthracite is a metamorphosed type of coal that contains a high carbon content and is extremely hard, it burns slowly producing little smoke. This item is a viewbook or fold-out packet of twenty-seven black and white halftone photograph reproductions of various activities at a coal mine, images are connected by accordion folds published by Jones & Evans; Scranton News Company, distributors.

Dates

  • circa 1913

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

General Physical Description

1 item ; 4.75 x 6.25 in.

Historical Note

Anthracite is a metamorphosed type of coal that contains a high carbon content and is extremely hard, it burns slowly producing little smoke. Mining for anthracite in Pennsylvania occurred as early as 1775. The anthracite industry reached it's peak in 1914 and wanned in the 1950s.

Scope and Content

This item is a viewbook or fold-out packet of twenty-seven black and white halftone photograph reproductions connected by accordion folds published by Jones & Evans; Scranton News Company, distributors. The views show activities at a coal mine, including miners, breaker boys, blasting (with DuPont dynamite), "accident" scenes, first aid to injured miners, treatment at mine hospitals, etc. The entire packet, which also has a two-tone reproduction of the exterior of a coal mine on its cover, was meant to be sent as a souvenir "post card." All of the half-tone images have captions.

Location

GL Box 1.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
A Trip Through the Anthracite Coal Mines viewbook
Status:
Online
Date:
2014
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
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Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
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