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Strip mine returning to nature. Location unknown.

Number 9 Mine Museum. These boards are used to indicate which workers are inside the mine for accounting in case of an emergency.

Lackawana County Mine Tour

A retired miner leads a tour at the Lackawana County Mine Museum in Scranton’s McDade Park. Shot with a giant Deardorff 8×10 view camera on color negative film. 2014

Lansford

The Kiddie Kloes factory sits abandoned in downtown Lansford, a symbol of the flight of jobs from the area.

Shenandoah

Community groups are frustrated by the blighted properties found throughout most coal region towns.

Yellow Gates

Yellow gates are found at access roads to most coal company properties. Location unknown.

Big Mine Run Geyser

Dunking my phone in acid mine drainage at the Big Mine Run Geyser, also known as the Centralia Borehole. This drains a network of abandoned mine tunnels in the hills […]

The Whaleback

The Bear Valley Strip Mine, AKA The Whaleback Finally made it to the famous Shamokin Whaleback. Pictures don’t do justice to the enormous scale. #america #pennsylvania #coal A post shared […]

Reading, PA May 2018

Although not part of the Anthracite Region, Reading is a historically important hub for industry and rail transport. Its eponymous railroad rose to prominence by transporting Anthracite from the mines […]

May 2018. The fire department and borough council are still active in a limited capacity. Diptych; Kiev 88cm medium format film camera.

Park St, Centralia

One of the few remaining homes in Centralia, on Park Street photographed in May 2018. Assembled into a collage from medium format color negatives.

Saint Nicholas – January 2018

Demolition in progress on the Saint Nicholas Coal Breaker – the last of its kind. Gets a little smaller every time I go back. #pennsylvania #america #coal #postindustrial #anthracite A […]

Superior Coal Prep

I visited the Hegins area on July 2, 2017 in one of my more productive trips to the region. Hegins (pronounced Higgins) is home to some of the last remaining […]

Tunkhannock Viaduct & Nicholson

I visited Nicholson, PA– just north of Scranton– in late October to finally see the famous Tunkhannock Viaduct, originally part of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western system but now owned […]

The 1869 Avondale Mine disaster was a pivotal point in labor history. It inspired some of the first labor unions and workplace safety regulations.

Number 9 Coal Mine Museum, Lansford

The Number 9 Coal Mine Museum in Lansford is one of three museums which offer tours of underground coal mines in the region. The others are the Pioneer Tunnel in […]

colors and lines in ashland and mount carmel october 2012 • bronica sq • color negative film

Coaldale & Mother Jones

Coaldale, just outside Lansford, is a small patch town with a distinct identity. A nearby historical marker commemorates Mother Jones’s march of 2,000 striking miners from McAdoo to Coaldale. The […]

Mahanoy City

In the latter half of the 19th century, Augustus Salasavicius immigrated from Lithuania to the United States. They settled in Mahanoy City. The name became Savage. Some other things happened, […]

The Beginning: Centralia

Centralia was the beginning of my fascination with Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Region. In 2012, I traveled to Centralia to work on a documentary photography assignment during my spring break as a […]