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Coal Mining, Machine vs. Man

   
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  1. Cable drum, strip mining equipment
    Black/white photograph, 4.5 cm x 9 cm

  2. Cable machine, strip mining equipment
    Black/white photograph, 25 cm x 20.5 cm. Machine that holds a spool of cable for the machines.

  3. Charles Rauworth
    Black/white photograph, 19 cm x 19 cm. Charlie Rauworth and unidentified man at the treads of strip mining machinery. [Fall 1969]

  4. Coal loader, strip mining
    Black/white photograph, 8 cm x 5.5 cm.

  5. Drag line and coal loader
    Black/white photograph, 10.5 cm x 6 cm. Drag line and coal loader in a pit, with spoil banks beyond.

  6. Drag line, strip mining equipment
    Black/white photograph, 8.5 cm x 5.5 cm. Photo of a drag line machine working at a strip mine.

  7. Henman Smith
    Black/white photograph, 4.5 cm x 9 cm.

  8. John Trotter
    Black and white photograph, 4.5 cm x 9 cm. Published by Bailey's Printing and Publishing.

  9. Just Coal Shovel
    Black and white photograph, 9.5 cm x 12 cm. The world's largest power dipper. Made in Marion, Ohio, it is in use by a coal company near Wilmington, Illinois. It has 32 cubic yards' capacity, in comparison with the 3/4 cubic yard scoop in front of it. And see how it over towers the girls!

  10. Lettie K. Young
    Black & white photograph, 4.5 cm x 9.5 cm of Lettie K. Young

  11. Mucker, strip mining equipment, view 1
    Black & white photograph, 8 cm x 5.5 cm. Mucker at work on a strip mine.

  12. Mucker, strip mining equipment, view 2
    Black & white photograph, 8 cm x 5.5 cm. Closer view of a strip mining mucker.

  13. Mucker, strip mining equipment, view 3
    Black/white photograph, 8 cm x 5.5 cm, of a mucker at work on a strip mine.

  14. Northern Illinois Coal Company
    Black & white photograph, 25 cm x 16 cm. In the foreground is the Northern Illinois Coal Co. Office. Behind it is the machine shop. In the right back-ground is the ""tipple"" and the ""washer"". The tipple sorted the bad material out of the coal and then sorted the coal by size. The washer (tallest part of the building) washed the coal. The shoot on the right side of the building leading to a tall hopper took the water and debris away from the coal.

  15. Northern Illinois Coal Corporation, employee photo
    Black & white photograph, 18.5 cm x 14 cm. Back row, left to right: "Dave" Feely (Chief Clerk), John Kolb (Time Keeper), Ivan O'Loughlin (Engineer in Chicago office), J.T. "Jack" Sykes (Assistant Superintendent), R.S. "Ray" Weimer (Superintendent), T.C. "Cap" Mullins (President of N.I.C.C.), Earl Horton (Payroll Clerk), R.E. "Bob" Bush (Engineer), E.J. "Ed" Bottomley (Engineer), Walter Clausen (Supply Clerk), Conrad Howard (Stock Room). Front Row, left to right: Al Rubin (Engineer), Floyd Johnson (Engineer), A.H. "Pop" Brymer (Chief Engineer), Felix Pichin (Pit Boss), Art Guill (Billing Clerk), Ollie Livingston (Pit Boss), Albert Dude (Tipple Boss), Fred Uthof (Pit Boss), W.H. "Bill" Whitemore (Chemist).

  16. Planning map, Coal City, Illinois, circa 1900
    Black/white photograph, 37 cm x 29.5 cm.

  17. Spoil banks, strip mine
    Black & white photograph, 10.5 cm x 6 cm. View of strip mine spoil banks.

  18. Strip mine office and machine shop, aerial view
    Black & white photograph, 10.5 cm x 6 cm.

  19. Strip mine workers
    Black & white photograph, 8 cm x 5.5 cm, strip mine workers. No information is given as to the identity of these workers.

  20. Strip mine, aerial photograph 1
    Black & white photograph, 10 cm x 6.5 cm.

  21. Strip mine, aerial photograph 2
    Black & white photograph, 10 cm x 6.5 cm. Originally published by Douglas-Edwards Camera Shop, Joliet, Illinois.

  22. Strip mine, aerial photograph 3
    Black & white photograph, 10 cm x 6.5 cm. Originally published by Douglas-Edwards Camera Shop, Joliet, Illinois.

  23. Strip mine, aerial photograph 4
    Black & white photograph, 10.5 cm x 6 cm.

  24. Strip mine, aerial photograph 5
    Black & white photograph, 10.5 cm x 6 cm aerial photo of strip mining.

  25. Strip mine, aerial photograph 6
    Black & white photograph, 10.5 cm x 6 cm. Aerial photograph of a local strip mine.

  26. Strip mine, aerial photograph 7
    Black & white photograph, 10 cm x 6.5 cm. Aerial photograph of a local strip mine. (Originally published by Douglas-Edwards Camera Shop, Joliet, Illinois.)

  27. Tipple, aerial view
    Black & white photograph, 10.5 cm x 6 cm. Aerial view of the tipple, Pit 1, now by I-55 (near the Miner's Club), former site of the Drell School in the 1970's.

  28. Tipple, aerial view 1
    Black & white photograph, 10.5 cm x 6 cm. Tipple located in a strip mining pit.

  29. Train hauling coal, strip mining
    Black & white photograph, 8 cm x 5.5 cm, train hauling coal away from a strip mine.

  30. Train wreck
    Black& white photograph, 17 cm x 11.5 cm. Twisted wreckage of Norfolk and Western freight cars lie in the waters of the Kankakee River.

  31. Train, C.M. & G (Chicago, Milwaukee & Gary Railway Company)
    Black & white photograph, 24 cm x 19 cm. CM&G freight train at Peotone, Illinois.

  32. Warham Short
    Black & white photograph, 4.5 cm x 9 cm.

  33. William Campbell
    Black & white photograph, 4.5 cm x 9 cm, published by Bailey's Printing and Publishing.

  34. William G. Suffern
    Black & white photograph, 4.5 cm x 9 cm.

  35. Wilmington Star Mining Company Mine #7 west of Coal City, Illinois, 1912
    Black & white photograph, 19 cm x 13 cm.

  36. World's largest shovel
    Black & white photograph, 14 cm x 16 cm.  Scooping up an automobile is no trick at all for the world's largest power dipper in use at the Northern Illinois Coal company plant near Wilmington, as can be seen in the above photo. The big shovel has a 32 cubic yard capacity. It can be seen in a news reel being shown for the last time today at the Rialto theater.

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