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Herkimer Diamond

Ace of Diamonds Mine, Middleville, Town of Newport, Herkimer Co., New York, USA

“One of these two Herkimers has trapped a pocket of orangey mineralized water, in which a bubble clearly moves as you turn the crystal around! Both crystals, in fact, contain inclusions of this liquid, which add pretty color to them, as well as inclusions of black bituminous. They are both complete, uncontacted floater crystals, with glassy luster.”

Happy Groundhog Day!

Daughter of miner with pet ground hog. Dixie Darby Fuel Company, Marne Mine, Lejunior, Harlan County, Kentucky., 09/13/1946.

Russell Lee, Photographer. From the Department of the Interior’s series: Photographs of the Medical Survey of the Bituminous Coal Industry

(Possibly one of the cutest records in usnatarchives’ holdings?)

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JUND ‘EM OUT - Jund Removal Package - $5.84

WELCOME TO JUND. IS DANGEROUS PLACE, DO NOT STAY LONG. EVERYTHING IS ANGRY, SO YOU MUST BE ANGRY BACK. KEEP WORLD ON TOES OR DIE.

Decimate - $1.41: JUND MANY THINGS AT ONCE. NOT FAST, BUT STRONG. WHY PUNCH QUICKLY WHEN YOU CAN SHATTER JAW?

Krosan Grip - $0.84: THIS ONE SUPER FAST. SO FAST, NO ONE CAN SEE. BREAK SWORD. VERY GOOD

Dismember - $2.25: OOOOOOH, DIS ME FAVOURITE. PAY WITH BLOOD, BUT PULL ARMS OFF. ONE -1/-1 FOR EACH LIMB YOU TAKE.

Aftershock - $0.15: ON JUND LOTS OF PEOPLE DIE. BUT SOMETIMES YOU GET OWWIE. SOMETIMES IT TOO FUN BREAKING THINGS YOU HURT SELF. BUT YOU MUST KEEP BREAKING THING!!!

Relic Crush - $0.19: BREAK TWO THING REAL FAST. VERY GOOD. 

Tragic Slip - $0.16: SOMETIMES YOU BREAK MAN AND YOU GET SECOND WIND. USE WIND TO BREAK OTHER MAN.

Bituminous Blast - $0.19: JUND IS MANY MYSTERIES. SOMETIMES, YOU MAKE FIRE AND ALSO A MANS COME OUT. 

Violent Ultimatum - $0.48: 

(Jund ‘em Out shirt - Loading Ready Run)

IT SPEAK FOR SELF


—Max, @commandtower-solring-go

Daughter of Charles B. Lewis, miner, holding her kitten. She is sitting in kitchen of her home in company housing project. Union Pacific Coal Company, Winton Mine, Winton, Sweetwater County, Wyoming.”, 7/10/1946

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.

Saturday afternoon street scene. Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia., 8/24/1946

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.

Happy Groundhog Day!

Daughter of miner with pet ground hog. Dixie Darby Fuel Company, Marne Mine, Lejunior, Harlan County, Kentucky., 09/13/1946.

Russell Lee, Photographer.  From the Department of the Interior’s series: Photographs of the Medical Survey of the Bituminous Coal Industry

Possibly one of the cutest records in usnatarchives’ holdings, this cuddly “Marmota monax” goes by a few other names.  What do you call them? Woodchuck? Groundhog? Whistle-pig? Land-beaver? Varmint?

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.

January 3 is Drinking Straw Day

Ella Jane Fain (right) daughter of Harry Fain, miner, and her cousin have a coke in soda fountain prior to movie showing. Inland Steel Company, Wheelwright #1 & 2 Mines. Wheelwright, Floyd County, Kentucky., 09/21/1946

Russell Lee, photographer. From the series: Photographs of the Medical Survey of the Bituminous Coal Industry, 1946 - 1947

“Mabel Stanley who works in company boarding house for miners, makes up miner’s lunches. The Pocahontas Corporation, 33-34, Bishop, Tazewell County, Virginia.”, 8/7/1946

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.

It’s National Lipstick Day!

“Daughter of neighbor applied lipstick in home of Harry Fain, coal miner. Inland Steel Company, Wheelwright #1 & 2 Mines, Wheelwright, Floyd County, Kentucky.”, 9/24/1946

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.

(Today’s find comes courtesy of @usnatarchives staff member Kirstin Holm, a museum registrar in the Presidential Materials Division.)

“Children of miners on front porch of house in company project. Louise Coal Company, Louise Mine, Osage, Monongalia County, West Virginia.”, 6/14/1946

Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, PhotographerSeries: Photographs of the Medical Survey of the Bituminous Coal Industry, 1946 - 1947Record 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.

“Three children of A. J. Donaldson, miner, who lives in company housing project. Tennessee Coal, Iron & R.R. Company, Edgewater Mine, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama.”, 7/26/1946

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.

Coal miner. Mullens Smokeless Coal Company, Mullens Mine, Harmco, Wyoming County, West Virginia., 8/5/1946

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.

General store operated by subsidiary company. U.S. Coal & Coke Company, U.S. #30 & 31 Mines, Lynch, Harlan County, Kentucky., 9/19/1946

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.

Mrs. William Simpson, wife of miner, cleaning table in kitchen of house #43 of company housing project. Louise Coal Company, Louise Mine, Osage, Monongalia County, West Virginia., 1/14/1946

Russell Lee, photographer.  Series: Photographs of the Medical Survey of the Bituminous Coal Industry, 1946 - 1947Record 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.

Young couple dancing at VFW dance on occasion of Fourth of July celebration. Price, Carbon County, Utah., 7/3/1946

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.