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Coal miner John Streets with pony
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Identifier: di_05303
Title: Coal miner John Streets with pony
Description: Photograph of coal miner John Streets, a Vietnam veteran who worked in a four-foot shaft on his hands and knees digging coal in Dreamy Hollow, West Virginia, 1969. His pony’s back had been worn down from scraping on the mine’s low roof. This is another of Adams favorite photographs. “It was the first time I ever took a picture of anyone staring into a camera. I had always tried to be unobtrusive, but realized from that photograph what I was doing and now I look for eye contact.”
State: West Virginia
Country: United States
Date: 1969
Creator: Adams, Eddie
Source: Adams (Eddie) Photographic Archive
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Rights: Eddie Adams/Associated Press
Box: 2010-300/1
Folder: West Viginia Coal Miner, 1967
Other ID: Coal_Miner_fin
Subject Mining