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Jack and Della Mae Smith in Front of the Beer Joint He Operates in Rhodell, West Virginia, near Beckley 06/1974 | by The U.S. National Archives
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Jack and Della Mae Smith in Front of the Beer Joint He Operates in Rhodell, West Virginia, near Beckley 06/1974

Original Caption: Jack and Della Mae Smith in Front of the Beer Joint He Operates in Rhodell, West Virginia, near Beckley. He Lost Both Legs in a Mine Roof Cave-In after a Year on the Job, But Fought for 18 Years to Receive Workmen's Compensation. Because of the Time Differential, the Family Was Forced to Go on Welfare for a While and It Remains a Bitter Memory. Smith Is Active in Union Affairs and Has Manned Picket Lines in the Past in His Wheelchair Which Was Bought for Him by His Friend, Arnold Miller, Now President of the United Mine Workers 06/1974

 

U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-14129

 

Photographer: Corn, Jack, 1929-

 

Subjects:

Rhodell (Raleigh county, West Virginia, United States) inhabited place

Environmental Protection Agency

Project DOCUMERICA

 

Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/556581

 

Repository: Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001.

 

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Access Restrictions: Unrestricted

Use Restrictions: Unrestricted

 

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Taken sometime in 1974