DOCUMERICA COLLECTION: Jack Corn – “Clothier, West Virginia, USA” (1974)

FOUR YOUNG MEN GATHER IN A BEER JOINT IN CLOTHIER, WEST VIRGINIA, NEAR MADISON. THEY ARE LEFT TO RIGHT–MICHAEL DOSS, 18; LANNY GREEN, 21; JUNIOR JEFFORY, 20; AND ROBERT JOHNSON, 18. ALL THEIR PARENTS WORK OR HAVE WORKED IN THE MINE. JEFFORY IS A MINING FOREMAN AFTER TWO YEARS, BUT DOES NOT LIKE IT AND WANTS TO JOIN THE NAVY. GREEN CAN’T FIND A JOB BUT WOULD LIKE TO WORK FOR THE RAILROAD DOSS ISN’T WORKING, BUT IS WAITING FOR A JOB IN THE MINES, 04/1974

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