Tag: Pottsville

Skies Over Schuylkill County – Aerial Photography 3

(Third in a series)   In previous posts we shared with you two sets of aerial images: the borough of St. Clair, PA and a coal mine at Raven Run, PA. Today we we provide several close-ups showing how Pottsville, PA looked in the 1930s. We enlarged these images from a single aerial photo of Pottsville, PA…

Skies Over Schuylkill County – Aerial Photography 1

(First in a series)   The Dallin Aerial Survey Company made several fly-overs of Schuylkill County in the 1930s. They specialized in photographing business and industry, as well as city and town views. We share some of images results here. In this first post in a series of posts, their single-engine plane flew over St.…

Photographer of the Mines: Pottsville’s George Bretz

First in a series about the photographer and his work We have shared a number of heartbreaking photographs of breaker boys taken by visitors to the Anthracite Region on our Facebook page and we even did an initial blog post on such an image. Binding to our cultural memory, these images have been valuable to understanding…