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 […]