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Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal Company photographs and other materials 1885-1940s

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Creator:
Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal Company
Consolidation Coal Company
Donor:
Bethlehem Steel Corporation
Collector:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Physical description:
23 cu. ft. : 99 boxes
Type:
Photograph albums
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Place:
Pennsylvania
Kentucky
Maryland
West Virginia
Date:
1907
1907-1948
1885-1940s
20th century
Notes:
The Consolidation Coal Company was started in 1864 to mine bituminous coal deposits in Maryland's Cumberland region. it expanded by acquiring other mine companies as well as rail and other transportation companies. It went into receivership in 1932. The Pittsburgh Coal Company, founded in 1900, took over the firm in 1945 and formed the Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal Company.
Summary:
Mostly photographs depicting the company's mines and mining towns in Maryland, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Subjects include worker housing, schools for miners' children, gardens, churches, recreational facilities, health services, company stores, safety, mining machinery, construction of mines and related structures, interiors of mines.
Cite as:
Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal Company photographs and other materials, 1885-1940s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Coal
Company towns
Mining corporations
Mining and minerals industry
Mines
Mining
Local number:
1987.0369 (NMAH Acc.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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