“Blaine Sergent, left, comes out of the mine at the end of the day’s work”

By Russell Lee, Clover Gap Mine, Lejunior, Harlan County, Kentucky, September 13, 1946.

In 1946, a Federal agency, the Solid Fuels Administration for War, hired noted photographer, Russell Lee, to photograph living and working conditions in American coal mining communities around the country.

National Archives, Records of the Solid Fuels Administration for War (245-MS-2524-L)