MG-362. DENISE WEBER PHOTOGRAPHS, 1906. {unprocessed}

The Vinton Colliery Company operated bituminous coal mines near Vintondale, Cambria County from the summer of 1906 when it opened No. 6 mine and constructed coke works and other support facilities. The operations were observed by John Huth, a Vintondale resident who was a mining engineer and labor assistant superintendent for the company. Huth either took or acquired these photographs of the work in progress consisting of thirty-three 5"x 7" and two 4"x 5" glass plate negatives. No original prints are present. Housed in one loose-leaf binder, the Pennsylvania State Archives contact reference prints were made in December 1983. The captions were supplied by the donors, Huth’s granddaughter Denise Weber of Indiana, Pennsylvania and his daughter Aileen Michelbacher of Vintondale. Photograph 34 shows African Americans building footers for the coke ovens, but the names of the laborers are unknown.

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