DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Frank Aleksandrowicz, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

TAVERN FORMERLY OWNED AND OPERATED BY JIM BROWN, A NOTORIOUS COUNTERFEITER DURING THE 19TH CENTURY CANAL PERIOD LOCATED ON BOSTON MILLS ROAD IN BOSTON, OHIO, SOUTH OF CLEVELAND THE CURRENT OWNER IS RESTORING THE BUILDING WHICH HAD BEEN TURNED INTO MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING. THE DEPRESSION TO THE LEFT OF THE STRUCTURE IS THE REMAINS OF THE […]

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Jack Corn, Gruetli, Tennessee, USA.

MINERS AND THEIR FAMILIES GATHER TO TALK AND ENJOY THE OUTING AT THE TENNESSEE CONSOLIDATED COAL COMPANY FIRST ANNUAL PICNIC AT A TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY LAKE NEAR JASPER AND CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE. THEY ATE A BARBECUE LUNCH, PARTICIPATED IN SPORTS, WATCHED A GREASED PIG CONTEST AND HEARD THE COMPANY OFFICIALS EXPLAIN HEALTH AND RETIREMENT BENEFITS, 08/1974

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Jack Corn, Beckley, West Virginia, USA.

ALVOID ALLISON, 58, FROM NORTH CAROLINA SHOWN ATTENDING A MEETING OF THE BECKLEY (WEST VIRGINIA) BLACK LUNG ASSOCIATION, ONE OF THE MOST MILITANT OF THE GROUPS CONCERNED WITH THAT ASPECT OF THE MINERS’ HEALTH. HE HAS THIRD STAGE (MOST SEVERE) BLACK LUNG, BUT IS HAVING A HARD TIME GETTING BENEFITS BECAUSE OF TECHNICALITIES EVEN THOUGH […]

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Jack Corn, Fireco, West Virginia, USA.

LILLY MAE SHEETS, FIRECO, WEST VIRGINIA, NEAR BECKLEY, STANDS OUTSIDE HER RALEIGH COUNTY HOME. HER HUSBAND WAS HURT BY A ROOF FALL IN THE MINES IN NOVEMBER, 1973, AND DID NOT RECEIVE WORKMAN’S COMPENSATION UNTIL MARCH, 1974. THEY RECEIVED NO WELFARE OR FOOD STAMPS, BUT WERE GIVEN CREDIT AT A LOCAL GROCERY STORE. THE DELAY […]

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Jack Corn, Gruetli, Tennessee, USA.

WAYNE GIPSON FAMILY WHICH LIVES ON A PLATEAU IN SOUTHEASTERN TENNESSEE NEAR GRUETLI, NEAR CHATTANOOGA. HE IS A CONVEYOR BELT OPERATOR IN A PROGRESSIVE NON-UNION MINE. ALSO A METHODIST MINISTER WITHOUT A REGULAR CHURCH, HE OFFICIATES AT WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS, AND PREACHES AT REVIVALS. BORN AND RAISED IN PALMER, TENNESSEE, GIPSON WENT NORTH TO WORK, […]