DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Jack Corn, Fireco, West Virginia, USA.


LILLY MAE SHEETS, FIRECO, WEST VIRGINIA, NEAR BECKLEY, STANDS OUTSIDE HER RALEIGH COUNTY HOME. HER HUSBAND WAS HURT BY A ROOF FALL IN THE MINES IN NOVEMBER, 1973, AND DID NOT RECEIVE WORKMAN’S COMPENSATION UNTIL MARCH, 1974. THEY RECEIVED NO WELFARE OR FOOD STAMPS, BUT WERE GIVEN CREDIT AT A LOCAL GROCERY STORE. THE DELAY IN RECEIVING COMPENSATION WAS A FREQUENT COMPLAINT OF THE MINERS, 05/1974

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