Evicted Miners, c. 1922.
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A tent colony scene, with children sitting outside posing for photograph. Miners and their wives sit and stand behind them, both inside and outside of the tent structure. One young girl to the right of the photograph is washing clothes in a metal tub.

Credit: Courtesy of Coal and Coke Heritage Center, Penn State Fayette,

"In 1922 … I know that my father was out about fourteen months. And I mean there were no floors, there was a tent. She [a farm owner providing land] had nine acres of ground, and if there's a heaven, I would say that woman belongs in there. There's where we stood for fourteen months. The local union officers used to go around and collect potatoes and whatever they could get in order to feed those people who were out on strike." Oral History of Joseph Ladesic

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