Category: west virginia

Parkersburg, West Virginia, February 1940.

Parkersburg, West Virginia, February 1940.

The Fairmont West Virginian, West Virginia, October 28, 1921

The Fairmont West Virginian, West Virginia, October 28, 1921

The Weekly Register, Point Pleasant, West Virginia, May 30, 1888

The Weekly Register, Point Pleasant, West Virginia, May 30, 1888

Bobby Kennedy taking a lunch break at the Bluefield Drive-In…

Bobby Kennedy taking a lunch break at the Bluefield Drive-In in Bluefield, West Virginia while campaigning for his brother JFK, 1960. .

Coal miner in his home in Sessa Hill, Scotts Run, West Virginia,…

Coal miner in his home in Sessa Hill, Scotts Run, West Virginia, 1937

This picture was taken at the natural supper hour, 19 March 1937. The man is a mine mechanic who installed all kinds of machinery. At first he refused to be photographed and cursed us and the government and the coal operators as being entertained by his minery.

As we talked to him he showed us six statements which he held in five different bankrupt mines on Scott’s Run. He had not been paid his last pay in any bankruptcy.” – Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration. National Research Project.

Notice the walls have been patched with newspaper to keep out drafts. The children appear all barefoot. Today people know “miners” through The Hunger Games only. This is a picture which still shows affection, perhaps closeness, and you wish you knew more about the people and what happened to them.

(Photo by Lewis Hine) 

The Weekly Register, Point Pleasant, West Virginia, September…

The Weekly Register,

Point Pleasant, West Virginia, September 27, 1905

Sunday Gazette-Mail, Charelston, Wes Virginia, August 30, 1959

Sunday Gazette-Mail, Charelston, Wes Virginia, August 30, 1959

Beckley Post-Herald, West Virginia, October 21, 1962

Beckley Post-Herald, West Virginia, October 21, 1962

The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, West Virginia, June 6, 1863

The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, West Virginia, June 6, 1863

The Weekly Register, Point Pleasant, West Virginia, April 25,…

The Weekly Register, Point Pleasant, West Virginia, April 25, 1888