Item no. 28134
West Virginia
Occupation: Mining
Collection: Union
Grief, love and concern for his children are reflected in this 1971 image of disabled coal miner Jack Smith. The photo was taken in West Virginia, where it is only too well known that coal mining is one of the most dangerous occupations in the world.

© Photo by Don Stillman.

Image courtesy of the United Mine Workers of America.
See the Labor Arts exhibit Sixteen Tons for related images.
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