Monochrome Monday – Black and White Photography (8)

This week’s theme for Cee’s Black and White Challenge is Objects or People Older than 50 years.

This Grandmother’s clock was made in the Berlin, Germany and brought to the United States in the 1960’s. My Dad acquired it from an antique dealer right after that. The date on the plate inside reads 1841!

Before electricity came to the coal mines in the 1920’s and 1930’s, miners used oil lamps like this one to light their way:

27 thoughts on “Monochrome Monday – Black and White Photography (8)

    1. It sure is. I was born and raised in northeastern Pennsylvania- that’s coal country too. At least it was until the Knox mine disaster of the 1930’s which flooded all the mines and left the area without an industry!

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      1. It’s still big business here, in the eastern part of the state. Mostly strip mining now, but still plenty of underground work as well. That’s a hard life doing that kinda work. And it’s awful for the environment. I wish Wind, hydro, and solar would replace some of it. Too much money in DC from coal companies though.

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      2. It should die a natural death, right? As these new technologies become cheaper and more sustainable. But yeah not with this administration… 😏

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      3. Nope. Too busy lining their pockets. Besides, the miners are just another group they consider expendable drains on the “system”. These fuckers are gonna pay come mid-terms. And I can’t wait to see it happen.

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