Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal Company photographs and other materials 1885-1940s
Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal Company
Consolidation Coal Company
Bethlehem Steel Corporation
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
23 cu. ft. : 99 boxes
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.
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.
Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal Company photographs and other materials, 1885-1940s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Mining and minerals industry
1987.0369 (NMAH Acc.)
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves