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Coal mine inspection trip album

1914
 Collection
Accession: 1986-238

Abstract

Coal Lands Securities Co. was one of several mining companies owned in large portion by Thomas J. Foster (1843-1936), a publisher. Lackawanna Coal and Lumber Company and Highland Lumber Company were also part of Foster's holdings. The album contains photographs taken during an inspection trip made by a party from the Coal Lands Securities Company to properties in West Virginia owned by the Lackawanna Coal and Lumber Company and the Highland Lumber Company.

Dates

  • 1914

Creator

Extent

50 item(s)

General Physical Description

1 album (50 photographic prints) : b&w ; 4.5 x 8 in.

Historical Note

Coal Lands Securities Co. was one of several mining companies owned in large portion by Thomas J. Foster (1843-1936), a publisher. Lackawanna Coal and Lumber Company and Highland Lumber Company were also part of Foster's holdings. Foster began as a writer and publisher of a column in a mining journal. He is most well-known for starting the International Text Book Company and the International Educational Publishing Company both of which focused on correspondence and distance education for miners.

Scope and Content

The album contains photographs taken during an inspection trip made by a party from the Coal Lands Securities Company to properties in West Virginia owned by the Lackawanna Coal and Lumber Company and the Highland Lumber Company. This trip was made in August, 1914. The Reynolds Mine, the Paint Creek Mine and the Scranton Mine are all featured in the photographs, with images showing miners loading coal cars and electric mine locomotives hauling the coal to the surface and to processing plants. The interior and exterior of coal tipples in this area, particularly the Reynolds Tipple, also appear. Gas wells in Boone County, West Virginia, which were owned by the Lackawanna Coal and Lumber Company, are feature in four photographs. Images of the lumber industry in this area feature enormous log piles along the Laurel Creek Railroad, steam locomotives transporting the logs for the Highland Lumber Company and assorted views of the sawmill, equipment and lumber yards at the Seth Lumber Plant. Company stores and housing for the mill workers at Seth are also featured in several images.

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:
Coal mine inspection trip album
Status:
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

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