Q:Is it Russell Lee who did the miner photo??
Yes, thanks for the catch! (now corrected).
You can find more Russell Lee photographs (over 1,200) in our online catalog!
National Miner’s Day
December 6 is the anniversary of the Monongah, West Virginia Mining Disaster, the worst in U.S. history, on December 6, 1907.
"James Robert Howard has gotten his safety lamp at lamp house. Of the 232 employees at this mine, 60% are Negroes., 08/13/1946"
Russell Lee, photographer.
(Ed. note: corrected photographer credit)
"Reckon I been in mill 2 years. Don’t remember."
Springstein Mill. John Lewis (boy with hat), 12 years old, 1 year in mill. Weaver — 4 looms. 40 [cents] a day to start, 60 [cents] a day now. Brother and mother in mill. Morris Small (boy with cap), “Reckon I been in mill 2 years. Don’t remember.” Chester, S.C., 11/28/1908
The “Battle Above the Clouds,” 150 years ago today:
"Point of Lookout Mountain showing ladders used by Union soldiers at the "Battle Above The Clouds." November 24, 1863. Photograph taken the day after the battle."
From the series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes
Besieged in Chattanooga following their defeat at the Chickamauga in September, Union forces begin their breakout with a victory in the Battle of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee on November 24, 1863.
It’s not Dr. Who’s TARDIS, but we hope you’ll find this 1940s-era Lancaster County, PA phone booth a close approximation on the 50th anniversary of everyone’s favorite time lord!
"Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Public phone booths like this one are common in Conservative Amish and Mennonite communities, since telephones are not allowed in homes. 03/17/1941"
Irving Rusinow, photographer
Small portions of the Christmas mail that is being sorted at Pier 86, North River, New York City, for the American Expeditionary Forces. The mail comes from every part of the country., 11/20/1918
With only a few days until Hanukkah and a little over a month until Christmas - have you finished your holiday shopping & letters? Have you even started?
Lincoln at Gettysburg
150 years ago on November 19, 1863, four months after the battle, President Abraham Lincoln came to Gettysburg to dedicate the national cemetery for the Union dead. In his remarks, he paid tribute to the brave men who died there and insisted that their sacrifice would increase the will of the people to fulfill America’s promise. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, a rhetorical masterpiece delivered in less than three minutes, defined the war as necessary for the survival of the nation and its ideals.
This rare photo from a glass plate negative by Matthew Brady is the first–and possibly only–photograph of Lincoln at Gettysburg.
Coming out at noon, Merrimac Mills. All workers, even the boys at the side of the gate. Huntsville, Ala., 11/18/1910
From the series National Child Labor Committee Photographs taken by Lewis Hine.
One of the guns of Battery D, 105th Field Artillery, showing American flag which was hoisted after the last shot had been fired when the armistice took effect. Etraye, France., 11/11/1918
The hostilities of World War I came to end with the Armistice declared on November 11, 1918. Following the end of the war, November 11th was observed as “Armistice Day" until it was officially renamed "Veterans Day" in 1954.
Cherryville Graded School. These are the children in the town who attend school. 2,000 population. One-third of these raised their hands when asked, “How many have worked in a cotton mill?” Cherryville, N.C., 11/10/1908
"U.S. troops go over the side of a Coast Guard manned combat transport to enter the landing barges at Empress Augusta Bay, Bougainville, as the invasion gets under way., 11/1943"
The Bougainville campaign by the Allies to dislodge Japanese forces from the strategically placed island off Papau New Guinea by the Allies began 70 years ago today on November 1, 1943, with an amphibious landing by U.S. Marines and a naval engagement.
"Rock-driller at Norris Dam site.", 10/27/1933
From the series: Lewis Hine Photographs for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), 1933
In October of 1933 Lewis Hine was assigned to do a photographic survey of Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) projects in East Tennessee. Among Hine’s subjects were the construction of the Norris Dam and the mountaineer families forced to vacate their homes and lands because of it.
"Part of the family of Hugh Noe, a renter on a farm near Andersonville, Tennessee." 10/24/1933
In October of 1933 Lewis Hine was assigned to do a photographic survey of Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) projects in East Tennessee. Among Hine’s subjects were mountaineer families forced to vacate their homes and lands because of the construction of Norris Dam.