Black and white photograph depicting ex-mine worker by Raissa Page, East Carbon, Carbon County, Utah, 1988.

Black and white photograph depicting ex-mine worker by Raissa Page, East Carbon, Carbon County, Utah, 1988. Caption reads: "La Mar Preston, disabled unionised coal miner. Although federal government physicians confirmed in 1974 that La Mar was suffering from black lung, his former employers have denied him any pension for his disability. At 68 his sole income - paid by the union - is 513 dollars a month. United Mine Workers of America "District 22" pays for his oxygen and continues to fight his case in the courts." From the Impressions Gallery exhibition Working the Surface of the Earth, from 23 July - 3 September 1988.

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Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
2015-5024/2336
Materials:
card, ink
type:
black-and-white print
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
  • print

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