|Title||Renton Coal Mine workers near mine entrance, Renton, ca. 1909 |
|Photographer||Renton Studio |
|Notes||This entrance to the Renton Coal Mine was found when Interstate Highway 405 was being built [Renton Historical Society note].|
The Renton Coal Mine was organized in 1873. Two mines, Talbot and Renton, produced coal continuously for the first ten years. In 1885-86, amid labor disputes, the mines closed. In 1895 local men reopened the mines as the Renton Cooperative Coal Company. In 1901 Seattle Electric bought the entire property and began mining on a large scale. The 1909 official report said the mines employed 325 men with a monthly payroll of $24, 000 and a daily production of 600 tons. In 1918 the mines closed [source of note: Morda C. Slauson. Renton: From Coal to Jets].
Caption printed beneath image: Entrance to Renton Coal Mine.
Photographer's reference number printed on image: Renton Studio 45.
Text of apparently incomplete correspondence handwritten on verso: Renton, Wn., Nov. 8, 1910: In answer to your card which I received; addresed to Martin Nelson of Spokane, Washington.
AZO stamp box printed on verso.
Renton Historical Society has a 35 mm negative of the original print on file.
|Subjects||Coal Miners--Washington (State)--Renton|
Renton Coal Mine--People--Washington (State)--Renton
Renton Coal Mine--Facilities--Washington (State)--Renton
Coal mining--Washington (State)--Renton
Ore industry--Washington (State)--Renton
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Renton |
|Digital Collection||Renton Historical Museum Photograph Collection |
|Serial Number||168B |
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|Credit Line||Image 168B, Courtesy of the Renton Historical Society, Renton. |
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|Repository||Renton Historical Museum |
|Repository Collection||Margaret Erickson Collection |
|Physical Description||1 photographic postcard: b&w; 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||A photographic postcard was scanned as a 3000 pixel high TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 600 pixels in height and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |