Warm Hands in Coal Pockets
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HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #134

Albert Walker’s Portsmouth Coal Pockets provided anthracite coal for about six dollars a ton. Company coal shovelers, office workers and teamsters pose here at the coal bunker on Market St at the turn of the 20th century. Wood kindling at the right sold for two or three cents a bundle.

 

 


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Walker's Portsmouth Coal Pockets, Portsmouth, NH / (c) Strawbery Banke Museum phjoto


From HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH
Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
(c) Strawbery Banke Museum . All rights reserved

SEE ALSOL  Coal Office

BONUS CLOSE-UPS

Detail 1 NH Coal Pocket/ Strawbery Banke Archive

Detail 2 Coal Pocket / Strawbery Banke Archive

Detail 3 Coal Pockets / Strawbery Banke archive

WORKING IN A COAL MINE (lyrics)

Well I been workin in a coal mine

Goin down down

Workin in a coal mine

Whew about to slip down

Five oclock in the mornin

Im up before the sun

When my work day is over

Im too tired for havin fun

Lord I am so tired

How long can this go on

I been workin goin workin

Whew about to slip down