Child of miner walks down the road. This is all the street there is; there are no garbage collections and trash and garbage lay decaying wherever they land. Southern Coal Corporation, Bradshaw Mine, Bradshaw, McDowell County, West Virginia., 8/27/1946

Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, Photographer. Series: Photographs of the Medical Survey of the Bituminous Coal Industry, 1946 - 1947. Record Group 245: Records of the Solid Fuels Administration for War, 1937 - 1948

In 1946 the Department of Interior and the United Mine Workers agreed to a joint survey of medical, health and housing conditions in coal communities to be conducted by Navy personnel. Under the direction of Rear Admiral Joel T. Boone, survey teams went into mining areas to collect data and photographs on the conditions of these regions, later compiled into a published report. The bulk of the photographs were taken by Russell W. Lee, a professional photographer hired by the Department of Interior for this project.

There are currently 1,300 digitized photos from the project now available in the National Archives Catalog.


1937_Delahaye_135_Competition_Court_Torpedo_Roadster.530x298 by Michael

Battleship Number 48, USS West Virginia, sailing into the San Francisco Bay. The Golden Gate Bridge is not quite open for business (the construction safety net has not been removed) which places this photo in the first half of 1937.

CBD-Rich Hemp Oil: Cannabis Medicine is Back by Steven Leonard-Johnson
Prior to the outlawing of cannabis in 1937, major pharmaceutical companies produced a wide variety of cannabis-based medicines, but cannabis has actually been used as a medicine for thousands of years. Although it has a long history, the recent discovery (1992) of the body’s widespread endocannabinoid system (ECS) has thrust cannabis back into the limelight again as a viable medicine. In 2012 over 2.5 million prescriptions were written for medical marijuana in the United States. CBD and THC are … [Read More]

Cord USA 1937 - Westchester.
Had a short life, only 2 years. Another victim of the “Great Depression”.
8 cylinder - 170 hp - 4700 CC.
Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days.
- Doug Larson.
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