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Jack Smith, a 42-year old miner from Rhodell, West Virginia, and his wife, Della Mae photographed by Jack Corn for the DOCUMERICA project in June 1974. Smith’s legs were crushed in a mine roof cave-in during his first year as a miner. It took him 18 years to receive workmen’s compensation for his injuries.

Images are from Corn’s DOCUMERICA set.