Cartoon art

Item no. 28139
Occupation: Mining
Collection: Union
The first of two cartoons by Ray Zell to commemorate some of the many mine disasters that have taken the lives of thousands of miners - the Fairmont Coal Co. mine disaster in 1907. Congress reacted to the tragedy by passing and toughening mine safety laws and, three years later, by establishing the Bureau of Mines.
Image courtesy of the United Mine Workers of America.
See the Labor Arts exhibit Sixteen Tons for related images.
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