Everybody's Goal is Mine More Coal

Sea of Blue

Indelible in the Hippocampus
I have memories of a jingle playing on the radio. “You’ll enjoy the best in heating... when you heat your home with only Moffat Premium Anthracite.” I heard it repeatedly as kids would sing it in jest.

Indelible in the Hippocampus

I have memories of a jingle playing on the radio. “You’ll enjoy the best in heating... when you heat your home with only Moffat Premium Anthracite.” I heard it repeatedly by kids singing it for fun.


Moffat Coal Has Ephemerals
I felt like a ghost passing through.

Moffat Coal has Ephemerals

I was a ghost passing through

Scale of Power  

The metal piece in the center seems like a giant ruler and I get a sense of power while photographing. Thus, the measurement.

Over the Mountain is a Trail Leading to a Hidden Ruin

It was a magical place with a train car with trees growing through the floor. When asking  others if they knew about the train ruins, nobody did.

Smoked Beef  Bones for Dogs
One femur weighed ten pounds and his pitbull devoured it in 15 mins in the back of his car.

Humane Human

LL Bean Looks Enviously at Scranton Shoes  
Found in the Salvation Army in Scranton, I fell in love with these shoes.

Humane Humans

Sweet teens hanging at the firehouse. They had no interest in coal. 

After Forty Years a Haircut, Two Years Ago

When commenting on his hair, he said, up until two years ago, he hadn’t cut it for forty years. Curious how fast his hair grows.

Two Teens and One Rapper

John introduced himself as a rapper and proceeded to sing his sad rap. His friends covered their ears.

I'm a Rapper Named John

His friends left when he rapped.

Ghosts One

Ghosts Two

Melting at the Auction

People cherish their dogs and open up to talk.

In 94 Years, Phil Worked in Seven Mines

Phil had a large blue scar on his forehead from being thrown against the wall in the mine. He said that they didn’t clean wounds as good as today. It looked like a blue tree.

Chewing Tobacco to Spit Coal Dust

Virgin Mary on One Arm, 666 on the Other

We chew to spit coal dust.

Ashes Get Trucked Down from the Electric Plant

Culm Dumps No Longer Burning

He knew about culm, but said almost nothing.

The Only Woman

There was a facility with a sign that said “Trump Digs Coal” A massive truck appeared that was driven by a woman. I was drawn to her Chevrolet tattoo on one arm and the large oval-shaped scar on the other. 

Trump Digs Coal

Although he never came through

Dripping Coal

After this, coal went to a breaker, which broke it into different sizes. There are no more breaker boys; it’s sorted by machines.

Fifteen Cats and One Cigarette

Real Dad

Migrated from Badlands, Philadelphia

A Dollar to Wash

Rinsed with Squirt Guns

Fist Pump After the Car Wash

Post Industrial Revolution

Lack of Trust

Gray Scale

Randy Converts Rat Bikes 

to run on gas

I Make Rat Bikes that Run on Gas

Engineer mind who reconstructs bikes into motorbikes.

A Car More a Day Means Extra Pay

Train cars were instrumental to the coal industry

Gilberton, PA

Anthracite, 300 Million Years

There’s history in the rock.

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